Police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, released body camera footage of the moments that led to the shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Monday.
Daunte Wright was shot dead by a police officer on Sunday evening, sparking violent protests.
Body camera footage shows Daunte Wright resisted arrest and fled the scene.
Police were handcuffing Wright during a traffic stop when he broke free and jumped into his car.
According to the police chief, the officer “accidentally discharged” his gun instead of using a taser.
Daunte Wright crashed his car after trying to flee the scene.
WATCH (warning: graphic video):
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon called Daunte Wright’s shooting an “accidental discharge.”
“I believe the officer intended to use their taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” he said.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon calls Daunte Wright’s shooting an “accidental discharge”:
“I think the officer intended to use their taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.” pic.twitter.com/TM2mn3VXZv
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