'I JUST SHOT HIM'
As the mayor spoke earlier on Tuesday, Wright's relatives and supporters assembled near the Minneapolis courthouse where Chauvin is standing trial, and recounted for reporters the anguish of his death at the age of 20.
Wright, who struggled with a learning disability and dropped out of high school was remembered as a good-natured, loving man who worked multiple jobs to support his 2-year-old son.
Floyd's two brothers appeared at the news conference along with Floyd's girlfriend, Courteney Ross, who embraced Wright's mother, Katie, and said she had once taught Daunte Wright in school.
Wright's deadly encounter began when police pulled him over in his car for what they said was an expired auto registration.
According to Gannon, officers then discovered a warrant for his arrest in their systems. When Wright broke away from one officer and climbed back into his car in an apparent bid to flee, the second officer, since identified as Potter, accidentally drew her pistol instead of her Taser and opened fire, he said.
An autopsy found Wright was struck once in the chest. Potter can be heard on police video shouting: "Holy shit, I just shot him."
The car then rolled away with Wright still in the driver's until it struck another vehicle and came to a stop.
The recollections of Wright's mother and other relatives focused on his last moments.
Katie Wright said her son called her after he was pulled over, and that she offered to mediate with police over the phone. She said she heard police order her son, who seemed confused, out of his vehicle, followed by the sound of scuffling and an officer telling him to hang up the phone.
She said Wright's girlfriend, who was with him in the car, eventually picked up the phone and, amid cries and screams, told her he had been shot.
"She pointed the phone toward the driver's seat and my son was laying there, unresponsive," Katie Wright recalled, weeping. "That was the last time that I've seen my son."
Wright was killed just 10 miles (16 km) from where Floyd died while under arrest for allegedly passing a bogus $20 bill.