Friends and family of a Twin Cities homicide victim are doing what they can to honor his memory. On Tuesday 24-year-old Quantez Brown was stabbed to death.
Wednesday, his friends and family celebrated his life by hosting a vigil at the scene of the incident. Many emotions were on display tonight but family members say they will remember him for who he was and what he did.
“The laughter, him making us laugh all day long,” said Amber Pittman, cousin of Brown. “He was very nice and kind, he opened up his arms, his home and his heart to everyone in need.”
Some of the many words used to describe Quantez who they called Bambino. Even though they were celebrating his life its hard for some to wrap their heads around what happened.
“We are all just hurt,” said Tamra Jones, Brown’s finace. “She didn’t have to do that, we are just like hurt.”
The she Jones is referring to is 22-year-old Leila Jackson. Jackson was arrested on Tuesday as the prime suspect in the murder. Bloomington police say, although there is an arrest the investigation is still very much on going at this time.
Pittman says she is grateful her family and friends came to supporting each other, but she believes there is more that can be done.
“We shouldn’t have to keep burying kids,” she said. “Everyone needs to come together as a community and act as one, period.”