Warning: the video may be upsetting to some viewers
Body cam footage recorded the struggle between Brooklyn Center Police officers and suspect Daunte Wright, age 20.
Authorities reportedly pulled over Wright on a traffic violation and learned he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest related to a criminal gun violation.
As they attempted to handcuff and arrest Wright, he is seen on the video breaking free and jumping inside his vehicle.
As he resists arrest, officer Kim Potter shouts "Taser!" several times and fires her gun. As the vehicle pulls away with Wright behind the wheel, the officer can be heard saying "[Expletive] I just shot him." Another voice can be heard saying, "Oh no."
Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge” with the officer allegedly mistaking her gun for the taser.
Wright's car reportedly travelled several blocks and hit another vehicle. Authorities say he died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
You can watch the body cam video at the link below: