Brooklyn Center, MN police on Monday released bodycam footage of the moments leading to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday night, sparking violent protests.
The bodycam footage shows that Daunte Wright resisted arrest and fled the scene.
Police were in the process of cuffing Wright during a traffic stop when he broke free and jumped in his car.
According to the police chief, the officer “accidentally discharged” their weapon instead of using a taser.
Daunte Wright crashed his car after he tried to flee the scene.
WATCH (warning: graphic video):
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon called the shooting of Daunte Wright an “accidental discharge.”
“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to employ their taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” he said.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon calls the shooting of Daunte Wright an “accidental discharge”:
“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to employ their taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.” pic.twitter.com/TM2mn3VXZv
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