Posted on September 13, 2021

Video Shows Daunte Wright Posing with Gun in Woman’s Bathroom before Robbery

Michael Ruiz and Teny Sahakian, Fox News, September 9, 2021

Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Minnesota man who was killed in a police-involved shooting in April, recorded a selfie video of himself playing with a handgun in a woman’s bathroom shortly before he allegedly shoved the weapon in her face and robbed her.

The 13-second clip, obtained by Fox News, shows Wright aiming the gun at the camera and at his own head, with the sound of running water in the background. Police found it on his phone during their investigation, according to court documents.

Wright and an 18-year-old friend were charged with aggravated robbery in December 2019 after he allegedly pointed the gun at the woman, reached into her clothing, choked her, and demanded she hand over $820 in cash he knew she had tucked into her bra because her rent was due.

Wright was later accused of violating the terms of his release in the robbery case, and that’s why he had a warrant out for his arrest when police pulled him over on April 11.

Bodycam video shows that he broke out of an officer’s grip, jumped back into his car, and started to drive away before former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter shot him. His death prompted weeks of protests and led to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges against Potter.


A supplemental police report in the robbery case, also obtained by Fox News, identified Wright as a “documented LOUD PACK gang member.”

The alleged accomplice, Emajay Driver, had gone to high school with the victim and was invited over to the apartment she shared with a roommate {snip}


The roommate left for work, and once the victim was alone in the apartment, Wright allegedly tried to rob her {snip}

Wright later was said to have violated the terms of his release by allegedly waving a handgun in public in Minneapolis.


Wright’s estate also faces a pair of posthumous civil lawsuits alleging that he shot two other people.

One of them, Caleb Livingston, has been in a “vegetative state” since Wright allegedly shot him in the head in 2019, according to one lawsuit. The other alleged victim, a former classmate named Joshua Hodges, has alleged that Wright and an accomplice shot him in the leg and stole his car just weeks before the Potter incident.