Daunte had warrants out for his arrest, when the police tried to apprend and arrest him, he resisted arrest, fighting off the offericers and jumped back in his car to make his get away.
From what we can tell in the video, the female officer thought she pulled her taser to stun and help subdue Daunte, when it was in fact her pistol. We cannot tell from the video when the shot was fired or how it happened, but you can her the officer yelling, “taser, taser, taser” while pointing her gun at Duante. It is hard to see what happens next, but some believe to see Daunte reaching for the gun of the officer trying to take it from her while he is taking off in the car. What we do hear and see is that the female officer sounds and stunned as Duante takes off claiming she shot him while the other officers look to her in disbelief as well.
Duante later crashed his vehicle not from from the scene and died as a result of his injuries.
Chief of Police Tim Gannon has released this footage where Duante was fatally shot admitting this was an “accidental” discharge as the officer meant to draw her taser, not her gun.
It appears that Daunte was out on a no cash bail for felony robbery. He also at the time had the open warrants for selling weed and disorderly conduct/abusive behavior for which he failed to pay the fines.