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Protests continue for second night in Minnesota after medical examiner rules police shooting of Daunte Wright a homicide

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A second night of protests is underway following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, on Sunday during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

The shooting was ruled a homicide caused by a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

During a press conference on Monday, Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer meant to pull out a taser when Wright was shot and called the incident an “accidental discharge.”

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey both announced 7 pm curfews for Monday. 20-year-old Daunte Wright was fatally shot by an officer on Sunday during a traffic stop.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced a state of emergency and a 7 pm curfew for the Twin Cities.

The police chief called the shooting an “accidental discharge,” saying the officer intended to use a taser. The officer involved has been identified as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran. Demonstrations are ongoing outside the Brooklyn Center police department and vigils have taken place nationwide.

Protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center police department on Monday. Vigils took place across the country as well.

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