Protests break out in Minnesota after a Black man was shot by police during a traffic stop

Protesters took to the streets in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where the family of Daunte Wright says he was shot by police after a traffic stop.

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- Protesters were met with heavy police presence in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where the family of Daunte Wright says he was shot by police after a traffic stop.

KATIE WRIGHT: He was only 20 years old, and he didn't deserve to be shot and killed like this. And I don't want all of this, all of this. I just want my baby home. That's all I want. Just I want him to be home. I don't want everybody out here chanting and screaming and yelling. I just want him home.

- Wright's mom said she called him as he was being pulled over in a car the family had given him weeks earlier, according to the "New York Times."

KATIE WRIGHT: I said, "Well, why did you get pulled over?" He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from the rear view mirror.

- According to a statement from Brooklyn Center police, officers stopped an individual after determining the driver had an outstanding warrant. When they tried to make an arrest, the driver got back in the car and drove away. An officer shot at the car, hitting the driver, and the car crashed into another vehicle several blocks away.

KATIE WRIGHT: I get here, and there's a car accident and my son's laying on the ground.

- Minnesota's governor says he's closely monitoring the situation and praying for Wright's family, quote, "as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement." The shooting comes partway through the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.