A Minneapolis police station was swarmed Sunday by protestors after yet another fatal traffic stop. Hours after police fatally shot 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center, hundreds of protestors gathered, leading police to fire tear gas and the city to implement an overnight curfew. 

In the wake of the unrest, businesses at a local mall were left to wonder when their community will see peace, according to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Tensions remain high in Minneapolis as Derek Chauvin’s trial continues, with some protestors arriving to the scene after a demonstration against police violence. While the protests were mostly peaceful, video captured some at the scene jumping on a squad car and one man attempting to throw a concrete brick. Video also captured many who seemingly were bystanders.

Police responded with riot gear and semi-lethal ammunition. The protest swelled to hundreds of demonstrators and began marching toward the police station. Police attempted to deter the crowd with tear gas and stun grenades but by 10:00 p.m. local time they had reached the station. 

John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety commissioner, said that at least 20 businesses at a local mall were broken into during the unrest. A curfew had been announced, and most of the protestors had dispersed by 1:00 a.m. local time.

Wright was pulled over by police Sunday at about 2 p.m. local time. According to a police statement, Wright had an outstanding warrant. When police attempted to take Wright into custody, he got back into the car. One police officer shot Wright, who then drove several blocks and hit another car. He died at the scene.

Wright’s girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat, was taken to the hospital with non-lethal injuries.

His mother, Katie Wright, urged for peace amid the unrest. 

Protesters were met by police in riot gear in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota after a Black man was fatally shot by a police officer Protesters were met by police in riot gear in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota after a Black man was fatally shot by a police officer Photo: AFP / Kerem Yucel

The Minnesota ACLU called for an “immediate, transparent and independent investigation by an outside agency.” Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is reportedly investigating the incident. 

The Associated Press on Monday reported that police say the officer who fired his gun at Wright intended to use a Taser, describing the shooting as "an accidental discharge."