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What You Don’t Know About Black Minnesota Shooting Man: Daunte Wright Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Daunte Wright
Daunte Wright

Who was Daunte Wright?

Daunte Wright was the black man who was allegedly killed by police in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was reportedly pulled over by officers in Brooklyn Center just before 2 pm. During the traffic stop, police said Wright began to drive away and an officer opened fire, striking him.

Wright drove another several blocks before crashing, according to a press release from the police department.

Daunte Wright Biography, Family, Facebook

According to multiple Facebook pages, Wright used over his 20-year life, the Minneapolis resident was born in Chicago and moved to Minnesota when he was young. He said he attended both Edison High School and Blaine High School and studied at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Friends tagged his most recent page, where he used the name Fammo Gamble, after his death. One friend wrote, “@ Fammo Gamble nooooo😭😭😭nooooo I hate this 🥺” Another wrote, “Rip Daunte Wright Fammo Gamble ❤️🙏🏼” He wrote in his Facebook profile, “Hustle now ball later.”

Wright shared videos and posts about George Floyd after his death in May 2020, according to his Facebook profile.

In June 2020, Wright paid tribute to his father, Aubrey Wright, writing on Facebook, “Happy Father’s Day to the best dad I could ask for‼️ thanks for raising me the way you did you showed me right from wrong it was in my hands to follow you and your guidance I know it was hard raising a knucklehead I just want to thank you for being the best dad you can and thanks for always being in my life when some kids didn’t have a dad n I wanna really thank you for showing me how to be a dad you never left when times got hard even when times are hard now you always the one we count on and look up too love ya pops.”

How old was Daunte Wright?

Daunte Wright was 20 years old at the time of death, April 11, 2021.

Daunte Wright Killed

According to police, Wright was pronounced dead at the scene after officers and responding medical personnel attempted life-saving measures. A woman was in the passenger seat of Wright’s car and she suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. She was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Daunte Wright Mother

Wright was identified as the victim by his mother, Katie Wright. According to Wright’s mother, her son’s body had been in the street for several hours.

Daunte Wright Girlfriend

Wright’s family said at the scene that he was the father of a son, Daunte Wright Jr., who will turn 2 in July, Star Tribune reporter Kim Hyatt tweeted.

Wright’s sister said on a YouTube Livestream by independent Minnesota media outlet Unicorn Riot, “He was so goofy. He just makes everybody happy. They took my brother away from me. … I’m so hurt, they really just took him. … I still can’t believe it…”

Daunte Wright Shooting

According to Brooklyn Center Police, the stop for a traffic violation occurred Sunday afternoon in the 6300 block of Orchard Avenue.

“Officers determined that the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant. At one point as officers were attempting to take the driver into custody, the driver re-entered the vehicle. One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver.

The vehicle traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle”.

Police said in the statement that the officers who had been in pursuit and responding medical personnel “attempted life-saving measures, but the person died at the scene.” He has since been identified as Wright. The crash occurred at the intersection of Kathrene Drive & 63rd Ave North in Brooklyn Center.

According to police, the occupants in the car who struck during the crash were not injured.

Wright’s family said the traffic violation that led to the stop was an air freshener that was hanging from the rearview mirror of his mother’s car, which he was driving, Minnesota Public Radio reporter Nina Moini said on Twitter.

Daunte Wright Video

Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, told reporters, “All he did was have air fresheners in his car and they told him to get out of the car and his girlfriend said they shot him. He got back in the car and drove away and he crashed. And now he’s dead on the ground. … Nobody will tell us anything, nobody will talk to us.

The BCA just says that they are investigating it. I asked them to please take my son off the ground.”

Katie Wright Wright told reporters she was on the phone with her son before he was shot, according to WCCO. She said he called her and said, “Mom, I’m getting pulled over. … They’re asking about insurance.” Katie Wright told reporters, “Then I heard the police officer come to the window and say ‘put the phone down and get out of the car.’ And Daunte said, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘We’ll explain to you when you get out of the car.’

Then I heard the phone get either put on the dashboard or dropped and I heard scuffling and I heard the police officer saying, ‘Daunte, don’t run,’ and then the other officer said, ‘Put the phone down,’ and hung it up. And then like a minute later I called and his girlfriend answered, which was the passenger in the car and said he had been shot and she put it on the driver’s side and my son was laying their lifeless.”

Daunte Wright Warrant

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott tweeted, “The officer shooting in Brooklyn Center today is tragic.

Officers determined the driver had an outstanding warrant, according to the press release.

“At one point as officers were attempting to take the driver into custody, the driver re-entered the vehicle,” police wrote.

“One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver. The vehicle traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle,” according to the press release.

The name of the officer who shot Wright has not been released. Brooklyn Center police gave some details in a press release.

Next Read: What You Don’t Know About Daunte Wright’s Mother Katie Wright

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