Flash bangs, tear gas used amid chaotic scenes following fatal police shooting

A crowd had gathered outside Brooklyn Center Police Department following the death of Daunte Wright.
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Brooklyn Center police used tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets on a group of people protesting the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday.

A large crowd that had gathered at the scene of Wright's death Sunday afternoon later moved to the police station on Humboldt Avenue as the night drew in.

It was there that a line of police and protesters were involved in a standoff in the station parking lot, with police issuing an unlawful assembly order shortly before 10 p.m., telling them to disperse.

The Council of American-Islamic Relations-Minnesota shared a video saying that police were "aggressively firing" at peaceful protesters.

Metro Transit announced at 10:14 p.m. that it was stopping bus services through Brooklyn Central Transit Center "until further notice" at the request of local police.

There was a call for calm from Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, who said: "The officer shooting in Brooklyn Center today is tragic. We are asking the protesters to continue to be peaceful and that peaceful protesters are not dealt with with force."

Separate from the protests at the police station, there were also reports of looting and break-ins at Shingle Creek Crossing shopping center, a little over two miles away.

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