NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Details Reveal Daunte Wright Had 2nd Warrant for Allegedly Choking, Robbing Woman at Gunpoint


As riots continue to swallow up the city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, more details are coming to light about Daunte Wright, the man who was shot and killed by a police officer last Sunday. 

A new report reveals that there was a second open warrant for Wright’s arrest, this one related to an aggravated armed robbery attempt. 

The second warrant adds to the other outstanding for failing to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possession of a gun without a permit. 

Wright and a high school acquaintance, Emajay Maurice Driver, were both charged with first-degree aggravated robbery in a December 2019 incident. 

According to documents, Wright and Driver went to a party about 5 miles from Brooklyn Center. The men spent the night at the apartment because they reportedly had no ride home. 

The next morning, when one of the two women paid the other her share of rent – $820 in cash – the two men tried to rob her. 

Per Fox News: 

“Wright then allegedly pulled a black handgun ‘with silver trim out from either his right waistband or his right coat pocket,’ pointed it at the woman and demanded the [money], the court documents say. Wright then allegedly choked the woman while trying to pull the cash out from under her bra, where she had it tucked away. He allegedly tried to choke her a second time and tried to take the money…Driver allegedly told her to give Wright the money. The two men then left the apartment, got into a white Cadillac, and left the scene without the money.” 

Wright was eventually arrested over the incident and released on $100,000 bail, which was revoked in July because he violated the condition of possessing a firearm and failed to keep in touch with his probation officer, according to BizPacReview. 

While the media placed Wright on a pedestal, showcasing only photos of him posing with his two year old son, photos of him posing with guns and stacks of cash were quickly and quietly brushed under the rug to help fit the narrative.