Who was Caleb Livingston? Daunte Wright's victim, who was left paralyzed after being shot in head, dies

Who was Caleb Livingston? Daunte Wright's victim, who was left paralyzed after being shot in head, dies
Daunte Wright (pictured) allegedly led a life of violence and crime until he died (Twitter/@kimvhyatt)

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Daunte Wright's victim Caleb Livingston, 19, died on Sunday, October 23, three years after he was shot in the head at a gas station. Caleb was left paralyzed and permanently disabled at the age of 16. He was diagnosed with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, a condition that left him unable to walk, talk, or take care of himself. 

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"It is clear Caleb's tragic death was caused by the criminal conduct of Daunte Wright," Mike Padden, the attorney handling a civil lawsuit on behalf of Caleb's family, told Fox News Digital. "As such, in the near future, we will be amending our complaint to note that the case is a matter of wrongful death as opposed to personal injury." Wright, 20, who was killed by Brooklyn Center Police officer, Kim Potter, allegedly shot Caleb in the head, landing him in a "vegetative state."

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Who was Caleb Livingston?

Caleb and Wright had been friends at one point. Caleb even did his first sleepover at Wright's home, his mother said. On May 2019, Caleb Livingston, 16, was at a Full Stop gas station in Minneapolis when Wright supposedly pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. "This hurts tremendously," Caleb's mom Jennifer LeMay said. "This didn’t affect just solely Caleb, this has affected my whole family."

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Seven months after Caleb was attacked, Wright was charged with aggravated robbery after a young woman accused him of looting her at gunpoint and choking her to meet his demands. Wright and a friend allegedly attended a party at the home of two women, then slept over on the floor. The next morning, the victim’s roommate handed her $820 in cash for rent. After she left, Wright allegedly blocked the victim in her apartment and pointed a pistol in her face. "Give me the f**king money," he told her, according to the criminal complaint. "I know you have it." Then he "choked her while trying to pull the cash out from under her bra," she told police. She began to yell after which, Wright allegedly tried choking her again and eventually left empty-handed. Three weeks before Wright was killed, he and an accomplice allegedly shot former classmate Joshua Hodges in the leg and stole his car.

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In December last year, former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, who shot Wright dead during a traffic stop, was found guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter. Wright, 20, a biracial man who identified as Black, was shot dead by Potter on April 11, 2021 The incident occurred during an attempted arrest for an outstanding arrest warrant in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Police later said that Potter meant to use her taser, but accidentally used her gun instead, shooting Wright in the chest. Potter was arrested on April 14, charged with second-degree manslaughter, and booked into the Hennepin County Jail. She was later released on $100,000 bail. Back then, the shooting prompted widespread protests across Brooklyn Center.

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