BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (FOX 9) - Members of Daunte Wright’s family were in attendance at a vigil Monday night honoring the 20-year-old who was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center Sunday.
The vigil took place at the intersection of 63rd Avenue North and Kathrene Drive, where Wright was shot and killed by an officer at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. A statue was erected at the intersection Monday in his honor.
Flowers and candles were brought in to the vigil site to honor Wright. The vigil began at 6 p.m. ahead of the 7 p.m. curfew implemented in Hennepin County and around the Twin Cities area.
A photo of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old who was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center April 11. (Dallas Wright)
A trumpet player kicked off the event with a rendition of the Black National Anthem.
"You know your left and your right – that’s simple, basic logic and y’all call it an accident," said Dallas Wright, Daunte’s brother. "I don’t see it as an accident. I lost my little brother, someone I looked out for day and night."
A sculpture was erected at 63rd and Kathrene in Brooklyn Center one day after police shot and killed a man there.