The 20-year-old black man who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop in April was allegedly involved in an armed carjacking and violent assault three weeks before he was killed, according to a new lawsuit.
Daunte Wright — who was killed when officer Kim Potter mistook her gun for a Taser — and an accomplice allegedly jumped 20-year-old Joshua Hodges on March 21 while he was sitting in his car in north Minneapolis, the court papers state.
The other man shot Hodges in his left leg, after which Wright allegedly struck him and stole his wallet and cellphone — leaving him with “face, mouth, and teeth injuries,” the lawsuit claims.
The bullet “hit an artery,” caused “massive bleeding,” and fractured Hodges’ fibula, the suit states.
Wright then allegedly drove away in the victim’s Honda Civic, while his accomplice fled in another vehicle.
“The sad reality is that Daunte Wright was an arch criminal, and