ATLANTA — The family of an 8-year-old girl killed outside the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot is putting up billboards urging people with information to come forward.
Secoriea Turner was killed on July 4 after a group of armed men outside the Wendy's shot into the car she was riding in with her mother and a friend.
Police said a confrontation broke out as the driver tried to get around an illegally erected barricade in the street.
Protesters and agitators had been occupying the Wendy's parking lot since Brooks' death at the hands of police.
The family has installed two billboards with a photo of Secoriea. They read, "My name is Secoriea Turner. I was 8 years old when I was murdered. Protecting children is not snitching.'
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Both billboards have been installed on University Ave. near the Wendy's.
"I just want people to remember this was an innocent child in our community, who never hurt anybody," Secoria's father, Secoriey Williamson said in a news release.
"Her life mattered," her mother, Charmaine Turner, said. "We just want the community to remember her and help in our fight for justice."
Julian Conley, 19, was charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in connection to Turner’s death in July. He has denied that he fired shots into the car but did say he was armed.
Police released photos of at least one other potential suspect, but so far, no one else has been arrested.
The billboards ask anyone with information to call 1-866-969-2004.
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