Victim’s relatives hope that some good will come out of his murderThe Sunday shooting death of a Red Wing man has left his family jarred and searching for answers. “The truth is that as a brother I don’t even know what really happened,” said Rodolfo Galicia Mijangos, the victim’s brother.
By: Jen Cullen, The Republican Eagle
The Sunday shooting death of a Red Wing man has left his family jarred and searching for answers.
“The truth is that as a brother I don’t even know what really happened,” said Rodolfo Galicia Mijangos, the victim’s brother.
Luis Orlando Galicia Mijangos, 26, was shot and killed in a Red Wing alley during an apparent drug deal, according to a criminal complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court.
The victim’s brother said family members were surprised by allegations Luis Mijangos was involved in illegal drugs.
“Drugs doesn’t fit in with what we knew about him,” Rodolfo Mijangos said Friday through an interpreter.
Still shocked by his brother’s death, Rodolfo Mijangos said he hopes some good can come from it.
He said it’s important authorities handle the case properly to send a message to the community.
“So those who may be thinking about doing similar things may think twice,” he said.
Reginaldo Haslett-Morroquin, a friend assisting the family, said the victim’s relatives are upset but hold no ill will toward those responsible for Luis Mijangos’ death.
When the time is right and the criminal case comes to a close, Haslett-Morroquin said the family would be open to conversations with others involved in the case.
“The doors are wide open,” he said. “There is no hate. As tragic as this is, they need for the community to understand they will stay and they will stay the right way.”
Rodolfo Mijangos lives in Red Wing. He said his family has been overwhelmed by community support since his brother’s death.
Like everyone one else he’s talked to, he said he is shocked about what happened this week.
“I don’t fear necessarily, but it’s concern,” Rodolfo Mijangos said. “I couldn’t guess I was going to be in this spot. I’ve not witnessed anything like this here.”
The Church of St. Joseph has established a fund to assist the victim’s family. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the church, 425 W. Eighth St., Red Wing MN, 55066. Make checks out to the church and write “Familia Galicia” in the memo line.