Father of 8-Year-Old Girl Killed in Atlanta Addresses Shooters: You Killed a Child

The heartbroken parents of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner addressed the shooters who killed her over the weekend during a public address alongside Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

According to local reports, Turner was riding in a car with her mother and her mother’s friend when they were attempting to enter a parking lot near the burned down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police on June 12. The site has been filled with protests since Brooks’ death, and over the weekend, the driver of the car Secoriea was in was met by two armed individuals who were illegally blocking the entrance. Someone in the group began to open fire on the car, hitting Turner, according to police. She later died at Atlanta Medical Center.

Secoriea’s father, Secoriya Williamson, addressed the shooters, who have not been found and arrested. He stated, “We understand the frustration of Rayshard Brooks, we understand. We ain’t got nothing to do with that, we innocent. We didn’t mean no harm. My baby didn’t mean no harm.”

He then added, “They say Black lives matter,. You killed your own. You killed your own this time. Just because of a barrier. They killed my baby because she crossed a barrier and made a U-turn. You killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody.”