Police Chief Claims Cop who Killed Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser The Minnesota police officer who killed Daunte Wright Sunday meant to shoot him with her Taser — and not her handgun. That’s the word from Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, who’s calling the incident a case of “accidental discharge that resulted in a tragic death of Mr. Wright.” Body camera footage released Monday appears to support Gannon’s explanation, as the officer can be heard shouting “Taser” several times before shooting the 20-year-old. Despite Gannon’s revelation, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has launched an investigation into the officer’s actions, according to a bureau rep. Sunday’s incident sparked a night of protests in the area, just one day before the trial of Derek Chauvin — the cop accused of killing George Floyd — began its third week in Minneapolis. Do guns and Tasers look and feel alike? If they do, isn’t that a big problem?