Who was Secoriea Turner, the 8 year old shot in Atlanta? – The Sun

SECORIEA Turner was in the backseat of her mother’s car when she was shot and killed by armed men blocking a parking lot entrance in Atlanta.

The incident happened near the burnt down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed last month, prompting public outcry.

Here is more about the events that led up to the death of Secoriea.

Who was Secoriea Turner?

Secoriea was an 8-year-old girl sitting in her parent’s car when an exchange of gunfire struck and killed her.

What happened to her in Atlanta?

The little girl was with her mom and a friend in the car when the driver was attempting to enter an entrance with illegally placed barricades, just two doors down from where Rayshard Brooks was killed last month.

Someone in the group opened fire to the vehicle, which struck Secoriea, and injured two others.

The driver took Secoriea to Atlanta Medical Center but she did not survive.

Cops told the local station that a 53-year-old man was dead at the scene, while the second victim was in stable condition.

A third victim then arrived at the hospital a short time later.

"The preliminary investigation indicates there was an exchange of gunfire between at least two people, resulting in three victims being struck," police told the outlet.

Who are the two shooters wanted for her death?

Police describe one of the shooters as a man dressed like a bounty hunter, wearing all black, and the other shooter as a man wearing a white T-shirt.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to her killers.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for justice in Secoriea's death during a news conference Sunday with the girl's mother.

“You shot and killed a baby,” the mayor said. “And there wasn’t just one shooter, there were at least two shooters

“You can't blame this on a police officer,” Bottoms added.

She continued: “You can’t say this about criminal justice reform. This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an 8-year-old baby in the car for what?”

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp offered his condolences to Secoriea's family on Sunday posting on Twitter: "Our hearts absolutely break for this precious life senselessly taken. Marty, the girls, and I are praying for the Lord's comfort over Secoriea's family and loved ones in the face of this tragedy."

“She was only 8 years old,” said her mother, Charmaine Turner.

“She would have been on Tik Tok dancing on her phone, just got done eating. We understand the frustration of Rayshard Brooks.

We didn’t have anything to do with that. We’re innocent. My baby didn’t mean no harm.”

The girl just wanted to get home to see her cousins, said her father, Secoriya Williamson.

“They say Black lives matter,” he said. “You killed your own.”

Atlanta Police Department’s homicide investigators are actively investigating the incident.

What happened to Rayshard Brooks?

Secoriea died near the burned down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed last month.

Rayshard was found sleeping in his car outside the fast food restaurant when he was approached by cops to take a sobriety test.

Officer Devin Brosnan, 26, saw that Rayshard was blocking other drive-thru customers and called for backup.

When officer Garret Rolfe arrived, he asked Rayshard to take a sobriety test and failed it.

Rayshard was being compliant, until a tussling with the officers on the ground occurred.

He then stood up, punched Rolfe, took the Taser, and tried to run away, firing the electrical weapon.

Rolfe discarded his taser and fired his gun three times at Rayshard, hitting him in the back as he collapsed on the ground.

He died in the hospital that night and missed his daughter’s birthday.

On Tuesday, a judge granted a $500,000 bond for officer Rolfe, who was charged with capital murder.

“My husband did not deserve to die, and I should not live in fear while waiting for the man who killed my husband to be tried in court,” Rayshard’s widow said.

She continued: “My life is completely turned upside down since this has happened. I’ve been unable to sleep, eat, or even console my children.”

Records show that Rayshard was previously convicted of False Imprisonment, Simple Battery/Family, Battery Simple and Felony Cruelty/Cruelty to Children, according to the Daily Mail.

He had reportedly pleaded guilty to charges dating back to August 2014.

He was sentenced to one year in prison and six on probation for one count, and 12 months for each of the three other counts.

After a revised sentencing, he was sent back to prison in July 2016.

In December 2019, a warrant was issued for his arrest, which was revoked a month later.

The sobriety test Rolfe and Brosnan administered registered Rayshard’s blood-alcohol level at .108 percent.

The legal limit is 0.08.

An autopsy by the Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide.


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