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Daunte Wright biography: 13 things about Minneapolis, Minnesota man

Daunte Wright was a resident of Minnesota, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (a) (b)
  2. His father Aubrey Wright is African American. On June 20, 2020, he took to Facebook to share photos of himself with his father and wrote in part, “I wanna really thank you for showing me how to be a dad you never left when times got hard even when times are hard now you always the one we count on and look up too love ya pops.” (a)
  3. His mother Katie Wright is white. (a)
  4. As a young boy, he moved from Chicago to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. (b)
  5. He attended Thomas Edison High School in Minneapolis and Blaine High School in Blaine, Minnesota. (b)
  6. He studied at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis. (b)
  7. In July 2019, his son Daunte Wright Jr. was born. (b)
  8. On June 19, 2020, he shared a Facebook post that suggests the Derek Chauvin caught on camera kneeling on George Floyd‘s neck is different from the Derek Chauvin arrested and jailed. On June 21, 2020, he shared a Facebook post about the release of J Alexander Kueng, one of Chauvin’s three colleagues involved in Floyd’s fatal arrest. He wrote in the caption, “Funny asf because when you in jail for murder yo bail be half a million dollars how tf he get all that money.” (a)
  9. On September 20, 2020, he shared a Facebook post that says, “if i die rn I can’t even name 6 friends to carry my casket that’s crazy.” (a)
  10. In March 2021, his mother gave him a car. (c)
  11. On April 2, 2021, a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was accused of gross misdemeanor carrying a pistol without permit and misdemeanor fleeing police after he failed to appear for court. (d)
  12. Just before 2:00 p.m. on April 11, 2021, he was pulled over at the intersection of Kathrene Drive and 63rd Avenue North in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County by Brooklyn Center Police Department officers Kim Potter and Anthony Luckey while his girlfriend was in the passenger’s seat. Potter shot him when he started to drive away during the traffic stop. He continued driving until his car crashed a few blocks away, striking another vehicle. He died that day. (e)
  13. He died at the age of 20. His father said he was on his way to get his car washed that day while his mother said she heard he had been stopped because there was an air freshener dangling from the rear-view mirror of his car. (e) (f)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


7 replies »

  1. Hello, he was resisting arrest, Period. He deserved to be arrested. He had an outstanding warrant for gun possesion, fleeing police and failure to appear. If he just took the arrest like a man, that dumb cop wouldn’t have grabbed the gun instead of the taser. Bottom line, when you resist arrest, the situation escalates and it ends badly, sometimes for the perp and sometimes for cops. His lazy mother should have got the car registered and insured before giving him the car. He couldn’t do it because it would pop up he had outstanding warrant. Duh.


  2. This young man was on the wrong path. Instead of a car, his mom should have given him a lecture as she drove him to the courthouse, to turn himself in. A good clean kid, on the path to a successful adult life, isn’t packing a gun, (let alone an illegal 45), isn’t skipping out on his court date, isn’t hiding out from the law, and doesn’t wrestle with the police during a traffic stop.
    This young man was heading down a dark path prior to this fatal encounter with the police. Someone wasn’t successful at the job of parenting, or the kid just wouldn’t be deterred. It’s a sad ending for this family.
    In the end, they’ll make the kid out to be a paragon of virtue, and the police to be evil racists. Neither will be true.


  3. This is all so very heartbreakingly sad & truly tragic…!!!
    Sincere condolences to the family & his baby son that another beautiful, precious Black prince was murdered by yet another racist, trigger-happy cop! 😥


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