Daunte Wright, a black man who was shot by police in a suburb of Minneapolis on Sunday, was wanted by police on weapons-related charges before his fatal encounter with law enforcement, documents show.
Latest #BLM violence near Minneapolis sparked by police shooting of #DaunteWright. He was wanted on a warrant when he attempted to flee by car. He was shot & drove a distance before crashing into others. His FB is filled w/him flashing gang signs, using drugs & showing off cash. pic.twitter.com/StANTcJ2bs
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2021
Wright was wanted for carrying a pistol in a public place without a permit and for fleeing police, a gross misdemeanor and a misdemeanor respectively.