What We Know:
- The incident occurred on the Fourth of July when the family exited off a nearby highway onto University Avenue and tried turning around in a parking lot. Turner was riding in her mother’s car when shots were fired into the vehicle, according to Atlanta Police.
- Perry stated, “I’m outraged today because I’d rather be paying for 8-year-old Secoriea Turner’s college than her funeral. When does this end?”
- “And when we are killing each other, including our innocent children, I am outraged,” Perry said. “It doesn’t matter what color wrong comes in, wrong is wrong.”
- Turner was shot near Wendy’s restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer on June 12. The Wendy’s chain was later burned, and the area has since become a site for reflection and demonstrations against police brutality.
Perry also paid for Brooks’ funeral last month.