Protests amass and National Guard deployed after police shooting of black man at traffic stop near Minneapolis

Police shot and killed a black man on Sunday during a stop for a traffic violation, sparking demonstrations just miles away from where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last May.

Officers pulled over Daunte Wright, 20, for a traffic violation shortly before 2 p.m. and discovered he had an outstanding arrest warrant, according to a statement issued by Brooklyn Center police.

As authorities tried to take him into custody, Wright got back in the vehicle. One officer shot him, who was not identified in the statement. The car drove several blocks before striking another vehicle. Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.

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