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Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun


Last updated 4/13/2021 at 2:45am

Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP

Protesters clash with police over the shooting death of Daunte Wright at a rally at the Brooklyn Center Police Department Monday, April 12, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) - Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man wanted on a warrant who was fleeing by car during a traffic stop.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as "an accidental discharge."

The shooting sparked protests and unrest in an area already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd's death.

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