Officials in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, released footage of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.
In bodycam footage, an officer can be heard saying "Taser! Taser! Taser!" before Wright was shot.
An officer can then be heard saying: "Holy s---. I just shot him."
Minnesota police have released footage from an officer's body camera showing the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, whose death sparked protests and demonstrations.
Wright, 20, was stopped by a Brooklyn Center police officer in a suburb of Minneapolis at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Brooklyn Center police said in a statement. The police said Wright had an outstanding arrest warrant.
In the footage (shown below), police are seen struggling with Wright. One officer pulls a weapon and yells "Taser! Taser! Taser!" in the moment before Wright was shot.
Immediately following the shooting, as Wright's vehicle pulled away, an officer can be heard saying: "Holy s---. I just shot him."
Authorities said the officer mistakenly grabbed the wrong weapon. Chief Tim Gannon said at a press conference that the officer has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Brooklyn Center's mayor, Mike Elliott, said on Monday that he supported the firing of the officer who killed Wright.
Wright's vehicle traveled several blocks before crashing into another vehicle. A female passenger - identified by Wright's mother as his girlfriend - was injured in the crash, police said.
Protests and unrest broke out in the city following the shooting, with police meeting protesters with riot gear and chemical agents, The New York Times reported. Police said rocks were thrown at them during the demonstrations, and that nearby businesses were looted.
The shooting occurred while Minneapolis is grappling with the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the city officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck in 2020.
Warning: The following footage may be disturbing.
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