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Daunte Wright killing latest – Hundreds riot after female cop shoots black man, 20, dead 'after mistaking gun for Taser'

WIDESPREAD rioting and looting has broken out in Minneapolis after police shot dead a black man 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed.

Daunte Wright, 20, was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer shortly before 2pm yesterday during a routine traffic stop.

Hundreds of people also gathered outside a nearby police station with police firing teargas and flash bangs to disperse the mob.

By around midnight local time, the National Guard was on the scene and Brooklyn Center mayor Mike Elliott imposed a curfew from 1 am this morning until 6 am.

He tweeted: "We want to make sure everyone is safe," the mayor tweeted. "Please be safe and please go home."

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said it was "investigating an officer-involved shooting incident" in Brooklyn Center but declined to identify the victim.

According to a statement from the Brooklyn Center Police Department, officers pulled over a driver for a traffic violation. 

When they discovered he had an outstanding warrant, they tried to take him into custody.

He got back into his car, and one of the officers shot him dead.

A female passenger in the car suffered "non-life-threatening injuries" and was transported to a local hospital, said the statement, which did not identify the woman.

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  • John Hall

    WHO WAS DAUNTE WRIGHT?

    Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer in Minnesota shortly before 2pm on April 11 during a routine traffic stop.

    Wright was 20 years old at the time of his death and was a father to his young son Daunte Jr.

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