Atlantapolice are searching for a second person of interest in thekillingof Secoriea Turner, an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot near the Wendy’s restaurant where Rayshard Brooks had been killed last month after an encounter withpolice officers.
New images released late Sunday show the second person of interest wearing a red shirt with a large rifle strapped to his body.
Turner wasshot and killed on July 4while riding in a Jeep Cherokee with her mother and another adult. The shooting happened after the driver tried to pass a roadblock that protesters appeared to have set up near the Wendy’s where Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was killed by a White police officer on June 12.
News of a second person of interest comes after Atlanta policereleased surveillance video last weekof another person of interest. This person is seen wearing a white T-shirt and is also carrying a rifle near where Turner was shot.
Turner’s killing prompted AtlantaMayor Keisha Lance Bottomsto crack down on protesters who had occupied the area in the wake of Brooks’ death.
“At the point that an 8-year-old baby is killed, the discussions have ended,” she said last week.
A private, invitation-only funeral for the little girl is planned for Wednesday. A representative for Tyler Perry said the filmmaker and actor has offered to pay for the service. Perry also offered to pay for Brooks’ funeral.
A public viewing is to be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta.