A 20-year old man was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer during a routine traffic stop on April 11, 2021, in Minneapolis.
Did Daunte Wright have children?
Daunte Wright was a dad of a one-and-a-half year old boy.
According to the Star Tribune, Daunte Wright Jr. watched the crowds of protesters fighting with police over the death of his father, along with his uncle, Damik Wright.
The protesters chanted “Daunte Wright” and “You can’t stop the revolution.
Meanwhile, police put a chain-link fence and concrete barriers around the Brooklyn Center precinct, as the Minnesota National Guard and State Patrol officers came to offer extra back up.
Who is Daunte Wright’s girlfriend?
On Sunday April, 11, 2021, Wright’s sobbing mother Katie Wright told reporters how her son called her to say he had been pulled over by police because of an air freshener in his car.
She said she heard officers tell her son to put his phone down, and then the call ended.
She said: “All he did was have air fresheners in the car and they told him to get out of the car.
“He got out of the car and his girlfriend said they shot him.”
Daunte’s girlfriend, Chyna Whitaker, who was also in the car, later told her that Daunte had been shot, reports meaww.
The Brooklyn Center Police Department released a statement in which it said “a female passenger in the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries during the crash” and was “transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale”.
Speaking to CBS Minnesota Whitaker said: “He just made you feel better when he came around, and I’m just hurt that he’s gone, and I can’t believe it.
“He loved his son, and it’s not fair that his son won’t have his dad in his life.”
“I can’t really believe that this happened, so like I’m still trying to like process it.
“I didn’t get to say goodbye to him and just to see him again.”
A GoFundme page has been set up by Daunte’s aunt Kelly to raise funds for his funeral and the care of his girlfriend and son.
What have Daunte Wright’s family said?
Friends and family described Wright as a great father and son, during a vigil in his honour.
“I just need everyone to know that he is much more than this,” said his mother, Katie, according to the Star Tribune.
“He had a smile that was angelic.
“My heart is literally broken in 1,000 pieces.”
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One of Daunte’s six siblings, Dallas Bryant, said his brother was “a good kid.”
“He was an amazing uncle and a wonderful father to his son, Daunte Jr..
“Just your average 20-year-old. He liked to drive around, listen to music.”