National Guard Deployed As Protests Begins In Minnesota After Another Police Killing Of A Black Man

On Sunday night, hundreds of people protested after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Minnesota during a traffic stop.

The shooting occurred on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Center, a 30,000-person Minneapolis suburb. The city is only ten miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of another Black man, George Floyd.

The man killed in Sunday’s incident is identified as Daunte Wright according to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.

Around 2 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), police said they were attempting to arrest a man after discovering he had outstanding warrants during a traffic stop.

According to police, the man returned to his car and was shot by an officer. According to investigators, the man then drove several blocks before colliding with another car.

According to Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, officers and emergency staff tried to save the man’s life after the collision, but he died at the scene.

Protesters assembled Sunday evening and marched toward the police station, resulting in increasing civil disorder, according to the city’s mayor.

The state deployed the Minnesota National Guard, and Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott issued a curfew until 6 a.m. Monday (7 a.m. ET).

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