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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2021
BCA Identifies Officer in Brooklyn Center Shooting Incident


ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the officer who discharged her firearm during an officer involved shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, April 11, in Brooklyn Center.

​Officer Kim Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. She is on standard administrative leave. Further personnel data are not public from the BCA under Minnesota law during an active investigation.​

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner earlier this evening confirmed the identity of the man who died during the incident as Daunte Demetrius Wright, 20, of Minneapolis. Wright died of a gunshot wound.

The BCA investigation of the incident is ongoing. 


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