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Man shot, killed during Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest

BROOKLYN CENTER, MN (AP) --Mourners have gathered in a Minnesota city where a man was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop, then crashed and later died.

A large law enforcement presence remained in Brooklyn Center early Monday as demonstrators also protested in the community just outside Minneapolis.

Relatives of 20-year-old Daunte Wright say he was shot by police Sunday afternoon before getting back into his car and driving away.

Wright then crashed several blocks away and was later pronounced dead.

The death comes as nearby Minneapolis is already on edge and midway through the trial of the first of four police officers in George Floyd's death.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tweeted he was praying for Wright's family "as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement."


BROOKLYN CENTER, MN (AP) -- The family of a 20-year-old Minnesota man told a crowd that he was shot by police Sunday before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing the vehicle several blocks away.

The family of Daunte Wright said he was later pronounced dead.

Officials from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said the agency was on the scene of a shooting involving a police officer in Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Star-Tribune reported that paramedics arrived to the scene at 1:48 p.m. and found one person dead.

According to EMS audio, a police officer was also transported to the hospital after sustaining injuries.

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