Daunte Wright Funeral Set For Thursday Afternoon In Minneapolis


How To Watch The Funeral Of Daunte Wright

What: The Funeral of Daunte Wright

When: 12 p.m. CT

Where: Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Minnesota

How: CBSN Minnesota (https://www.cbsnews.com/live/cbsn-local-min/)

Eleven days ago, Daunte Wright and his girlfriend, Alayna Albrecht-Payton, were pulled over by former Brooklyn Center Police Department Kim Potter. During the encounter, Potter shot and killed the unarmed 20-year-old Black Minnesotan as his girlfriend watched in horror. The brutal attack that killed Potter and injured Albrecht-Payton took place just a few miles from where George Floyd was killed 11 months beforehand and it triggered protests that were just as important. Wright has become a household name and communities around the country are waiting to see if Potter will stand trial. Meanwhile, the Wright family mourns the loss of their son, cousin, brother, father and much more. Today, the Wright family is preparing to do something it hoped it wouldn't have to do for another 50 or 60 years, lay Daunte to rest.

The funeral for Daunte Wright is slated to kick off at noon in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 22. Shiloh Temple International Ministries will host the proceedings that will include remarks from members of the Wright family, activist Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights attorney Ben Crump. The local news channel, CBSN Minnesota, will live stream the entire event.

For the last eleven days, the world has learned about the death of Daunte Wright, but today they will learn about the life that he lived. As a father, son and friend, Wright left a positive impact on many of the people that he touched. At 20 years old, he had a bright mind, bright future and hoped to own his own business one day.

"I just loved his personality," Wright's high school mentor, Jonathan Mason, to the Star-Tribune.

"He was the center of attention. He had a very, very welcoming personality. He would joke with you back and forth."

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