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“Justice for Daunte Wright!” reads a marquee at Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square, towering over what used to be a gas station across the street from where Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck on Memorial Day 2020.
At the fortified police station in Brooklyn Center, someone installed letters to spell out “Daunte Wright” in all caps on a barricade erected around the perimeter.
And prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump is representing the slain 20-year-old’s family following his shooting death at the hands of former police officer Kim Potter, whose trial begins Wednesday.
But Wright, before his death, left behind a trail of victims whose lives he upended with gun violence of his own.
The victims said they would have preferred Wright face consequences for his actions in a court of law – while also arguing that his own decision in attempting to flee a lawful traffic stop contributed in part to his shooting death on April 11.
Caleb Livingston was 16 years old when Wright allegedly shot him in the head at the Full Stop gas station on Minneapolis’ Lowry Avenue. Initially, doctors told Caleb’s mother that he wouldn’t survive surgery after the attack. He pulled through — but he can’t talk or walk. He suffers from unresponsive wakefulness syndrome and requires around-the-clock assistance.
“I pray for everybody involved because there’s a loss of life,” Livingston’s mother Jennifer LeMay told Fox News Digital Monday. “I know what [Wright’s] parents are going through, because I almost lost my son…Now, who [Wright] was before he was killed, it is what it is.”
In December 2019, Wright and a friend, Emajay Driver, stayed over at a young woman’s apartment after a night of drinking and smoking pot. The following morning, after Driver saw her slip $820 into her bra, Wright allegedly pulled out a handgun, choked her twice and tried to rob her.
After an ensuing struggle, Wright and Driver left empty-handed, unbeknownst to the victim, who believed they’d taken her hard-earned cash until she called 911 and found it still tucked away within her torn clothes.
“That person was evil, and he didn’t care about me in that moment,” the survivor told Fox News Digital on Monday.
Video obtained exclusively by Fox News Digital earlier this year shows Wright playing with a handgun in her bathroom moments before the attempted robbery. He recorded it himself, and police seized it from his phone.