The three Minneapolis-area professional sports team currently in their seasons have canceled their games for Monday night in response to the homicide of Daunte Wright, a Black man killed by a police officer in suburban Brooklyn Center, and fears of community violence, USA Today reports.
The NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, the NHL Minnesota Wild and MLB’s Minnesota Twins all postponed their games. The Twins were scheduled for an afternoon game against the Boston Red Sox.
Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer on Sunday night. Body cam footage and an account by the Brooklyn Center police chief indicate that the officer involved accidentally fired their service pistol when she thought she was firing a taser.
“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game,” the Twins wrote in a statement.