- Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.
Daunte Wright's parents said they "cannot accept" that the officer who fatally shot their son did it by "mistake."
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said that the cop meant to grab her taser, but discharged her firearm instead.
"I cannot accept that. I lost my son. He's never coming back, "Aubrey Wright said on "Good Morning America."
The parents of Daunte Wright said they "cannot accept" that the officer who shot their son accidentally discharged the wrong weapon during the fatal encounter on Sunday.
Wright was in a car with his girlfriend when he was fatally shot during a traffic stop by a Brooklyn Center police officer, later identified as 26-year veteran Kimberly A. Potter. During a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said that Potter meant to grab her taser, but discharged her firearm instead.
"I cannot accept that. I lost my son. He's never coming back," his father, Aubrey Wright said in an interview with "Good Morning America." "A mistake? That doesn't even sound right."
-Good Morning America (@GMA) April 13, 2021
Potter was placed on administrative leave, but Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Mayor Mike Elliott is calling for her to be fired.
"In any other line of work, if you kill someone… you are at the very least going to lose your job," Elliott told Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday."And so my position has been that I do believe the officer should be fired. I do believe she should lose her job."
Katie Wright said she wanted "justice" for her son and to see that Potter is "held accountable for everything that she's taken from us," she said on "Good Morning America. "
Read the original article on Insider