Brother of man killed by Edina police says he had 'suicidal thoughts' and planned it

The 30-year-old live streamed the incident on Facebook.

Susie Jones
September 09, 2019 - 11:07 am
Officer-involved shooting in Richfield



The brother of a man shot and killed by police in Richfield this past weekend says he believe his brother had suicidal thoughts and planned the incident. 

30-year-old Brian Quinones was killed Saturday after he led police on a chase from Edina to Richfield. Edina police say they tried to pull him over for not stopping at a stop sign and he took off.

The 30-year-old live streamed the incident on Facebook, and the video shows him getting out of his car with an object that appears to be a knife.  

The video then continues to record, capturing the sound of several gunshots.

His brother Joshua spoke with WCCO TV, describing him as a musician and a humble person. Joshua Quinones went on to say that he thought his brother had planned the incident. 

"He had suicidal thoughts. That's just it.  He had it all planned out. That was his plan," he told WCCO TV. 

After the shooting, a vigil was held, which then turned into a protest, with demonstrators shutting 494 for a brief time. 

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s department is leading the investigation.


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