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A GoFundMe page set up by the family of Minnesota police shooting victim Daunte Wright has raised more than $400,000 in one day.
The Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund, set up by Wright’s aunt, Kelly Bryant, seeks to raise funds to pay for the 20-year-old shooting victim’s funeral and burial expenses, and for “mental health and grief counseling” for his family.
The money will also help support Wright’s infant son, Daunte Wright Jr., Bryant wrote.
The page has a goal of $500,000, and had raised nearly $410,000 by Tuesday afternoon.
“The road to justice is very long, and the Wright family will not let what happened to Daunte be forgotten,” she wrote. “The officer(s) who took his life must be held responsible.”
Wright was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, during a traffic stop Sunday.
Bodycam footage shows officers walking up to his car after he was stopped for having an expired registration, police said Monday.
Wright is seen breaking away when an officer tries to handcuff him — and gets back behind the wheel while scuffling with one cop.
Police Officer Kimberly Potter, 48, is heard yelling, “Taser, Taser” — but pulls her Glock handgun instead and fires one shot, mortally wounding Wright.
Potter and Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned early Tuesday, one day after the city council voted to terminate both, Mayor Mike Elliott said.
A spokesperson for civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Wright’s family, confirmed Tuesday that they helped set up the GoFundMe page for the family.
The shooting comes as the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the May 25 death of George Floyd winds down in the neighboring city.
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