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Daunte Wright’s mother showed her grief as she appeared at a vigil in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 12, to remember her son who was shot by police on Sunday.
This footage, filmed by Jared Goyette, shows Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, holding a box of tissue and shedding a silent tear as she listening to a trumpet at the start of the vigil.
On Sunday, Wright was stopped for a traffic violation and shot by an officer after re-entering his vehicle when officers tried to arrest him over an unrelated outstanding warrant. Wright was pronounced dead after his vehicle had traveled several blocks.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief told reporters on Monday it was his “belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr Wright with a single bullet.”
Minneapolis Governor Tim Walz issued curfews across multiple locations, including Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and Anoka counties from 7 pm Monday to 6 am Tuesday following Wright’s death on Sunday. Credit: Jared Goyette via Storyful