Looting in Minneapolis, National Guard activated after police shooting of Daunte Wright

The Minnesota National Guard was activated to quell what devolved into violent demonstrations over the fatal officer-involved shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright earlier Sunday in the city of Brooklyn Center, located in Hennepin County on the border of Minneapolis.

A citywide curfew was issued by Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott until 6 soy. CT Monday. Sobre 500 people had gathered overnight outside of a police precinct in the city and clashed with officers.

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Our entire community is filled with grief following today’s officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20 year old young man. Our hearts are with his family, and with all those in our community impacted by this tragedy,” Elliott said in a statement. “While we await additional information from the BCA [Bureau of Criminal Apprehension] who is leading the investigation, we continue to ask that members of our community gathering do so peacefully, amid our calls for transparency and accountability.

Elliott addressed those in the communityfilled with griefin a statement published at 2 soy. CT stating that the mayor would continue to supportpeaceful gatherings.A press conference is scheduled at Brooklyn Center City Hall at 11 soy. CT Monday to provide more information, él dijo.

En un tweet, él dijo, “We want to make sure everyone is safe. Please be safe and please go home.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tweeted he wasclosely monitoring the situation” y “praying for Daunte Wright’s family as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.

Brooklyn Center Police did not immediately identify Wright or disclose his race, but some demonstrators who gathered near the scene waved flags and signs readingBlack Lives Matter.On one street, written in multicolored chalk: “Justice for Daunte Wright.

En una oracion, Brooklyn Center Police said that officers had stopped an individual shortly before 2 pm. domingo. After determining the driver had an outstanding warrant, police tried to arrest him. But the driver reentered the vehicle and drove away, la policía dijo. An officer fired at the vehicle, striking the driver. Police said the vehicle traveled several blocks before crashing into another vehicle.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the person’s name following a preliminary autopsy and family notification, la policía dijo. A female passenger sustained nonlife-threatening injuries.