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Brooklyn Center police shoot, one person dead attempting to leave traffic stop

UPDATE 10:51 p.m. -- According to the Associated Press, the family identified the victim to a crowd gathered near the scene. The family told a crowd that 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot by police getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing the vehicle several blocks away. The family of Daunte Wright said he was later pronounced dead.

The Star-Tribune reported that paramedics arrived to the scene at 1:48 p.m. and found one person dead. According to EMS audio, a police officer was also transported to the hospital after sustaining injuries.


BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- One person is dead after attempting to leave a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center.

According to a press release from the Brooklyn Center Police Department, officers stopped a driver for a traffic violation in the 6300 block of Orchard Avenue in Brooklyn Center just before 2 p.m. Sunday. During the stop, officers determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant.

Officers attempted to take the driver into custody, the driver got back into the car and one officer discharged his firearm, hitting the driver. The vehicle drove several blocks before hitting another vehicle.

Police say life saving measures were performed, but the person died at the scene.

The person's name will be released once an autopsy is complete.

A female inside the vehicle hit was hurt and taken to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. No one else was hurt.

Officials believe both body cameras and dash cameras were activated during the incident. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting an investigation.

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