Photos: Night of unrest follows fatal Brooklyn Center police shooting

A woman yells while facing an expressionless cop in riot gear
Demonstrators chant at the police line a few blocks from where police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop Sunday.
Nicole Neri for MPR News

Updated: 4:18 p.m.

Demonstrators gathered at the scene where Brooklyn Center police shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man after a traffic stop Sunday, sparking protests and unrest.

People later gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, with some throwing projectiles at officers in riot gear in front of the building.

Police ordered the crowd to disperse and declared an unlawful assembly before firing tear gas and flash-bang grenades to clear protesters.

Residents of apartment buildings across the street from the police station, including children, watched from windows as police deployed the crowd-dispersal munitions.

The unrest led to some vandalism and looting at the Shingle Creek Crossing shopping center and nearby stores in Brooklyn Center. There also were police scanner reports of sporadic looting and property damage in Minneapolis in the early morning hours Monday, prompting a large law enforcement response.

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