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Duante Wright, a black man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a routine traffic stop, has been laid to rest at Lakewood Cemetery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota following an emotional funeral on Thursday at which his mother spoke of her son's 'million dollar smile'.
Wright, 20, was shot dead by a white police officer in a Minneapolis suburb two weeks ago after she grabbed her gun instead of a Taser.
Duante's mother, Katie, who stood alongside her husband, Aubrey, bravely spoke to hundreds of mourners from the podium before the grief became too much for her to continue.
'I never imagined I'd be standing here,' Wright said. 'My son had a smile that was worth a million dollars. He was loved by so many,' Wright said. 'When he walked in the room, he lit up the room.'
'My son should be burying me,' she said as husband, Aubrey, did his best to comfort her at the pulpit.
Later the Reverend Al Sharpton described Wright, not 'just as some kid with an air freshener,' but a 'prince' whose life ended too soon at the hands of police.
The casket of Daunte Wright is escorted out of the chapel during a funeral held for him at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, a black man who was fatally shot by a police officer after a routine traffic stop, arrives at Lakewood Cemetery, in Minneapolis
A woman holds a Black Lives Matter flag during the funeral service of Daunte Wright outside the Shiloh Temple
The hearse transporting the body of Daunte Wright arrives at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The casket is pictured being escorted to the hearse during at the conclusion of the funeral held for Daunte Wright
The casket is placed into a hearse at the conclusion of Duante's funeral
A member of the Minnesota freedom fighters guards the vehicle transporting the body of Daunte Wright
A man holds a dove that was to be released during the funeral that took place on Thursday afternoon
A local resident looks at the vehicle transporting the body of Daunte Wright to his final resting place
The casket is escorted to the hearse during a funeral held for Daunte Wright at Shiloh Temple International Ministries
The hearse carrying the body of Daunte Wright leaves the Shiloh Temple International Ministries following the funeral service