On April 11, 2021,20-year old Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021, was fatally shot by police officer Kimberly Potter during a traffic stop and attempted arrest for an outstanding arrest warrant in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US.
The following day, police said that Potter meant to use her Taser, but accidentally grabbed her gun instead, striking Wright with one shot to his chest.
On April 14, Potter was arrested, charged with second-degree manslaughter. On September 2, 2021, prosecuting authorities added the charge of first-degree manslaughter.
And as of today, there has not been a verdict yet in the Kim Potter trial for Daunte Wright’s death.
Who is Daunte Wright?
Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter in April.
Why did Kim Potter kill Daunte Wright?
Potter and two other officers at the scene that day decided to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant for a weapons violation.
How did Kim Potter kill Daunte Wright?
After a brief struggle with the officers, Wright was shot at close range. He then drove off a short distance, but his vehicle collided with another and hit a concrete barrier.
A CPR was administered but was unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Watch the incident below.