The 20-year-old wanted to get insurance coverage info, his mom Katie Wright said.
“I said OK, when the police officer comes back to the window, put him on the phone and I can give him all our insurance information,” she said.
“A second goes by, and I hear the police officer come back up to the window and ask Daunte to get out of the car. Daunte asked, ‘For what?’ The police officer said, ‘I’ll explain to you when you get out of the car.'”
The mom said she may hear the police and her son struggling.
“Then the police officer asked him to hang up the phone,” Katie Wright said. “Three or four seconds went by. I tried calling back to back to back because I didn’t know what was going on.”
At worst, she thought, perhaps he was getting arrested. She quickly noticed it was a lot worse.
“When I called back, the girl that he had in the car answered the phone, and it was on FaceTime. And she was crying and screaming and said that they shot him. And then she pointed the phone towards the driver’s seat and my son was laying there, unresponsive. That was the last time that I seen my son,” she said, sobbing.
“That’s the last time I heard from my son. And I’ve had no explanation since then.”
Police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, said Wright was initially pulled over Sunday afternoon for an expired tag.
Bodycam footage exhibits that after Wright stepped out of the automotive after which obtained again in, an officer said she was going to make use of a Taser on him.
But as an alternative of capturing a Taser, Officer Kim Potter fired a handgun, screaming “Oh sh*t! I shot him!” as Wright was mortally wounded.
‘They stole my son’s dad from him’
Wright leaves behind a younger son, Daunte Wright Jr., who was presupposed to see his dad to have a good time his upcoming 2nd birthday.
“Now my son, he don’t have a dad,” said the boy’s mom, Chyna Whitaker.
“His dad won’t get to see him for his 2nd birthday or for any of his birthdays. And I’m just so messed up about it because I feel like they stole my son’s dad from him.”
‘How can we put life again collectively after this?’
Naisha Wright made the cross-country street journey from her residence in Alabama to Minnesota after studying about her nephew’s dying.
“My nephew was 20 years old. I don’t care what nobody got to say about him. He was loved,” Naisha Wright said, acknowledging the robust household constructed by the younger man’s mother and father.
“This is no broken home. This is 23 years of love.”
But now, the household has been shattered after Wright’s dying.
“How do we put life back together after this?” Naisha Wright requested. “My mother shouldn’t have to be burying her grandchild. My brother and my sister shouldn’t be burying their son.”
‘I can not settle for that … mistake’
The clarification that Wright was killed unintentionally offers zero consolation to his household.
“I cannot accept that. I lost my son. He’s never coming back,” Wright’s father Aubrey Wright instructed ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday.
“I can’t accept that … mistake. That doesn’t even sound right. You know, this officer has been on the force for 26-plus years. I can’t accept that.”
The case is being investigated by an impartial company, and it isn’t clear if Potter might be charged.
Katie Wright said she “would like to see justice served and her held accountable for everything she’s taken from us.”
George Floyd’s household provides assist to the Wrights
On Tuesday, Floyd’s household left the trial to satisfy with the Wright household outdoors the Minneapolis courthouse.
“They thought it was important that they give comfort to Dante Wright’s mother” and household, said Benjamin Crump, an legal professional for the Wright household.
Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, instructed the Wright household “we will stand in support with you.”
“The world is traumatized, watching another African American man being slayed,” Philonise Floyd said.
“I woke up in the morning with this on my mind. I don’t want to see another victim,” he said.
“It’s a time for change, and that time is now.”
NCS’s Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.