The Minneapolis police have released the body-cam footage belonging to the police officer who shot shot and killed shooting victim Daunte Wright.
Wright was killed after being stopped by police officers for expired tags.
In the recently released footage, the female officer shouted “taser, taser” after Wright jumped back into his car to drive off as officers tried arresting him.
The officer was holding a hand-gun instead of the taser.
“Oh sh–t,” the officer said as Wright drove off. “I just shot him!”
Check out what the New York Post reported:
The black man who died during a traffic stop in Minnesota was fatally shot by an officer who mistook her gun for a Taser, officials said Monday, as they played body camera footage from the incident for the first time.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Daunte Wright died as a result of “an accidental discharge” by the officer, adding that the cop has been placed on administrative leave.
Bodycam footage of the incident played during a press conference showed Wright stepping out of his car, then leaping back in and driving off.
“Oh sh–t,” the officer is heard saying on the video. “I just shot him!”
Gannon said he was unaware whether a weapon was found in Wright’s car.
“It appeared to me in the video that the individual was trying to get back into his car to leave,” Gannon said.
The police briefing came as city business owners were still cleaning up after a new round of looting and clashes between protestors and police over Wright’s shooting in the fractured Minnesota community.