This is the girlfriend who was with Daunte Wright when he was shot and killed Sunday night.
Alayna, who asked that we only use her first name, was in the car with Wright and made the call to his mother Katie to tell her what had happened to her son.
Last night, a tearful Alayna, 19, appeared at the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, protest and spoke briefly to DailyMail.com, saying she came to ‘process what happened to Daunte’ and pledged to stay until the end.
Wright, 20, died after being stopped by veteran cop Kimberly Potter, 48, and trainee Anthony Luckey, 31.
Daunte Wright’s girlfriend who was in the car with him when he was shot dead by police Sunday night is revealed as a woman named Alayna, 19, who asked only to use her first name
Daunte Wright, 20, was killed during a traffic stop on Sunday, sparking protests and outrage
The father-of-one attempted to flee police after they realized he had a warrant out for his arrest on aggravated assault charges and missing a court date.
Potter was seen screaming ‘taser, taser, taser’ before shooting Wright once in the chest. She is then heard shouting ‘Holy s***. I shot him’ as he drove away.
The father-of-one attempted to flee police after they realized he had a warrant out for his arrest on aggravated assault charges and missing a court date
Wright crashed his car a few blocks away and died at the scene. His mother Katie said she received a call from his girlfriend to tell her what had happened.
His death has sparked five nights of protest outside the Brooklyn Center police precinct where Potter and Luckey worked.
Speaking to DailyMail.com last night, Alayna said her lawyer had told her not to talk about the incident but said Potter should know right from wrong.
She said: ‘Just that she should know right from wrong and she shouldn’t have been… I just want justice for him.
Alayna added: ‘Thank you to everyone for showing out. It means the world to me. I just want to thank everybody for their support, their love and everything.’
She said she planned to stay at the 1,000-person protest until the end. Last night’s protest ended peacefully and without the violent scenes that have marred previous demonstrations.
The protest came on the day Potter made her first court appearance, where she was arraigned on second degree manslaughter charges.
During the brief 10-minute zoom hearing, Potter spoke only to confirm her name and did not enter a plea.
Tearful Alayna appeared at the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, protest and spoke briefly to DailyMail.com telling us she planned to stay until the end
Alayna said: ‘Thank you to everyone for showing out. It means the world to me. I just want to thank everybody for their support, their love and everything.’ She wrote Daunte’s name on a face mask
She said the officer who killed him ‘should know right from wrong and she shouldn’t have been… I just want justice for him’
She appeared from her lawyer Earl Gray’s office in downtown St Paul and was photographed by DailyMail.com looking strained and tired as she left.
Potter and her husband Jeff, 54, and their two sons Samuel and Nicholas, have been keeping a low profile at a home in east St. Paul since fleeing their Champlin property on Monday.
Officer Kimberly Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter after resigning from the Brooklyn Center police force on Tuesday
The address of their five-bedroom house was blasted on Twitter on Monday night after Potter’s name was released.
On Tuesday, cops were seen erecting barricades around the $435,000 house while friends were spotted removing Potter’s possessions.
Later that day, protesters were seen turning up outside the property although the crowd remained peaceful and did not attempt to smash down the fences.
Meanwhile, details of Wright’s final months have emerged with a friend telling DailyMail.com that the father-of-one had hoped to become a mechanic but had been sucked into street life.
Lord Anthony Lowry, 30, said Wright had been on the run for months after missing an August 20 court date and had spent his life flitting from home to home in a bid to avoid police.
He also told how Wright had been the victim of a robbery a few months ago after a weed deal went wrong.
He said: ‘He’d been in trouble for a couple of years. He’d been on the run for a good minute – I don’t know how long for but he told me he was on the run for a good bit now.
”Justice isn’t even a word to me. I do want accountability,’ Daunte’s mother said on Thursday
‘Going from house to house, trying to stay off the radar. He didn’t see his son much. He was coming around a lot during that George Floyd thing when all the liquor stores were burned down and they all came over here.
‘He was trying to keep away from the cops – I don’t blame him though, it’s a bust up going on.’
Lowry added: He was totally caught up in that kind of [gang] lifestyle. My parents told me, it’s simple: you live by the gun, you die by the gun. It’s simple.
‘He was still young minded. He didn’t grow up yet. He had a long way to go. At his age, I was in college and stuff.
‘He was living by the gun. All day. All day. He’s a street dude. He had a lot to learn.’