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Minnesota teams postpone games following officer involved shooting

NBA and MLB made decision with the consultation of locals

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20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (Photo Credit: Wright family)
By: Norman Dotson Jr./BNC Digital

Two Minnesota teams have postponed their respective contests for tonight in the aftermath of the police shooting of Daunte Wright.

The Timberwolves and The Twins organizations both released statements saying that their match-ups would be postponed in the wake of the death of the 20-year-old on Sunday afternoon.

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According to The Hill, The Brooklyn Center officer shot the man after learning that he had an outstanding warrant and while attempting to arrest him on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game,” the statement from the Twins read.

According to Yahoo News, the NBA’s postponement came within 90 minutes of the Minnesota Twins announcing they had postponed their Monday matinee against the Boston Red Sox.

“The decision to postpone was made by the NBA after consultation with the Timberwolves organization and local and state officials,” the statement said. “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time.”