Investigators make 2nd arrest in shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned that investigators have arrested another man in connection to the shooting death of Secoriea Turner.

For more than a year, police have been working to find the person who killed the 8-year-old girl.

Turner was killed on July 4, 2020, after she was shot in the car she was riding in with her mother and a friend near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed as armed gang members took over the streets in protest.

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden has learned that Jerrion McKinney, 23, of Loganville has now been arrested and charged in the case.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that McKinney was arrested on several charges, including murder, four counts of aggravated assault and 12 gang related offenses.

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Julian Conley, 19, was previously arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the shooting.

Secoriea’s father, Secoriey Williamson, said every day without his daughter is a painful struggle.

“Our child is supposed to be here with us,” Williamson said. “I had to go to her grave site.”

Williamson says this arrest puts them one step closer to getting justice for their loved one.

“The world lost somebody special, and I lost a part of me,” he said. “This is all I think about. I pray for my daughter every day.”

Turner’s family has filed a lawsuit against the city saying a lack of leadership and protective action that led Secoriea’s death.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, McKinney is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday at 11 a.m. Channel 2 Action News will bring you the latest details from that hearing.

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