Harrowing details surrounding Daunte Wright's final moments have emerged in the days following his death.
Here's the full, and very tragic, story...
On Sunday, April 11th, Daunte Wright was pulled over in Minnesota for a traffic violation.
And things were quick to take a very sinister turn.
Shocking bodycam footage has since been released of the officers' confrontation with Wright, an unarmed twenty-year-old Black man.
After pulling Wright - a father of 1 - over for the traffic violation and handcuffing him, officers soon realized there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
But Wright suddenly attempted to reenter his car while being handcuffed, prompting a struggle with the officers.
"I'll tase ya!" a female police officer could be heard shouting as the young man tried to get back into his car.
"Taser, Taser, Taser!"
But instead of firing a taser gun, she fired a handgun.
"Oh s***! I just shot him," she could then be heard saying after pulling the trigger.
Wright slammed down on the accelerator as he was shot, causing his car to speed away.
He managed to drive several blocks before crashing and dying from the gunshot wound to his chest, according to the medical examiner, as per Sky News.
From the moment Wright's death was announced to the public, outrage was triggered...
tw // police brutality #DaunteWright, a 20 year old father of a two year old, was killed by police in Brooklyn Ce… https://t.co/eUTv3ge5QA— io⁷ (@io⁷)1618193743.0
And people have been demanding justice for yet another Black man who died at the hands of the police.
Prayers are not enough. Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs… https://t.co/IQUmYBw01B— Vice President Kamala Harris (@Vice President Kamala Harris)1618281291.0
Daunte Wright should be alive tonight. And America must respond to the pain and trauma caused by injustices that Bl… https://t.co/0W2cDc2J9O— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@Secretary Pete Buttigieg)1618280333.0
BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER. JUSTICE FOR DAUNTE WRIGHT. https://t.co/rf3bsidk3W— jess 🔞 (@jess 🔞)1618296758.0
Now I’m seeing this! Here we are saying prayers for ANOTHER family because ANOTHER reckless officer exposed themsel… https://t.co/2QnK4M8Bc1— Regina King (@Regina King)1618292280.0
Young people are precious. I think about how funny and sweet my child is. How we worry about them. How beautiful… https://t.co/6TSOTo6ZHL— Gabrielle Miller (@Gabrielle Miller)1618293689.0
*Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, white, walking right by police with his hands up after killing 2 men. They ignore him. * Da… https://t.co/BXCj3YiP2V— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1618279136.0
I am sick to my stomach and infuriated by the killing of #DaunteWright. My heart goes out to his family and every o… https://t.co/Zp0ypSOFGw— Michael Montano (@Michael Montano)1618280128.0
On the evening following the tragic event, several hundred people defied the curfew and gathered at the Brooklyn Center police station in protest of Wright's untimely death.
But sadly, it didn't take long for things to turn violent.
Officers in riot gear fired gas canisters and flash-bang grenades after some demonstrators threw bottles and other objects at the station.
The anger and emotion in the air was undeniable.
Wright's mother, Katie Wright, was also present at the protest.
She later revealed to KARE 11 that she was on the phone with her son as he got pulled over and heard the "scuffle."
"A minute later, I called and his girlfriend answered, who was the passenger in the car, and said that he'd been shot and she put it on the driver's side, and my son was laying there, lifeless."
She then said:
"My heart is broken in a thousand pieces... I miss him so much, and it's only been a day. He was my life, he was my son and I can never get that back. Because of a mistake? Because of an accident?"
And, speaking separately to Good Morning America, Katie revealed that she knew her son was scared in the moments leading up to his death.
"I know my son was scared. He's afraid of the police, and I saw and heard the fear in his voice. But I don't know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did."
Daunte's father, Aubrey Wright, added that he "can't accept" what happened to his son.
"I lost my son; he's never coming back. I can't accept that. A mistake, that doesn't even sound right. This officer has been on the force for twenty-six years. I can't accept that," he said.
Rest in Peace, Daunte.
Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this terrible time, and we hope justice will soon be served.
This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.