The police chief said that in the fatal bombing in Minneapolis, a 20-year-old black man was killed yesterday, which appeared to have happened after a female police accidentally fired a gun instead of a stun but with a weapon in the battle.
The young Daunte Wright was shot and killed when he stopped a car in the Brooklyn Center, not far from the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May.
The police screened a video showing a fight between Wright and the policewoman. Wright then returned to the car, and the recording showed a policewoman shouting “shocked”.
Police Chief Tim Gannon said: “In my opinion, from the police officer’s reaction and the pressure that followed, the gun was accidentally fired, resulting in the tragic death of Mr. White.
Mayor Mike Elliot said that everyone regrets the unfortunate incident.
Elliott said: “We will clarify this case. We will do everything we can to ensure justice for Dart Wright.”
The police said they stopped him shortly before midnight due to a traffic violation and found that an arrest warrant had been issued to him. The police tried to arrest him, but he managed to get back into the car. An unidentified policeman was fired. Wright drove a few blocks and crashed into another car. He died on the spot.
President Biden expressed regret for the tragic death of the young black man, but also condemned the violence that followed the protests.
Biden said: “What happened in the suburbs of Minneapolis is indeed tragic, but I think we have to wait and see what the investigation will tell us.”
He said: “While waiting for the results of the investigation, I want to clarify-there is absolutely no reason for violence. Peaceful protest is understandable.”