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What You Don’t Know About Daunte Wright’s Mother: Katie Wright Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Katie Wright
Katie Wright

Who is Katie Wright?

Katie Wright is the mother of  Daunte Wright, a black man who was allegedly killed by police in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday. He was reportedly pulled over by officers in Brooklyn Center just before 2 pm. During the traffic stop, 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.

Mother Katie told Minnesota reporters that Brooklyn Center police stopped Daunte Wright because of an air freshener hanging in his car. Other relatives also claimed that an air freshener triggered the traffic stop.

How old was Daunte Wright?

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

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…”

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 Mother Katie Wright Speaks

“He [Duante Wright] called me at about 1:30. He said he was getting pulled over by the police. And I said why you getting pulled over. And he said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from his rearview mirror. I said, ‘okay take them down,’” Wright’s mom, Katie Wright, said on the video.

The shooting sparked protests Sunday night in Brooklyn Center. Many protesters came to the city from Saint Paul.

Katie Wright Interview

Wright’s mother claimed that he was stopped because he had an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror, Minnesota journalist Nina Moini wrote.

“The mother says her son asked her for car insurance information over the phone, as the car was hers but she gave it to Daunte two weeks prior. She said she heard police tell Daunte to get out of the car and that they would explain why once he was out. The mother says she then heard someone yell ‘Daunte, don’t run.’ This is the story from the mother, told in front of crime scene tape. A blanket wrapped around her shoulders, crying in despair.”

In a video interview, Wright’s mother 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 will explain to you when you get out of the car. I heard the phone put on the dashboard or dropped.”

“I heard scuffling and I heard the police officer say Daunte don’t run. Another officer said put the phone down and hung it up.”

His girlfriend was the passenger in the car and said that he had been shot, Hrapsky wrote.

Katie Wright Facebook

Wright’s sister told 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. I’m still feeling like I’m going to go home and see him. It really hurts.”

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

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.

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.

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