Family, friends and supporters gathered at a vigil for Eishia Hudson at the intersection of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue in Winnipeg on Easter Sunday. The 16-year-old Indigenous girl died in hospital last week following an officer involved shooting after a pursuit of a stolen SUV. Police allege a group teens robbed a liquor mart before the deadly confrontation with officers. Eishia’s family maintain the use of lethal force wasn’t necessary. More than 70 people attended the vigil to show respect to Eishia and her family. William Hudson and Christie Zebrasky, set up a memorial at a light post near the intersection to remember their daughter. During the vigil an eagle circled overhead which the girl’s parents believe was a sign that Eishia was watching. Police shut down roads in both directions and kept their distance while the event took place.
(Photos by: Harrison Powder for Northern Plains Freelancer)