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ATL Police Offer $20K Reward in Secoriea Turner Homicide – An ‘Outraged’ Tyler Perry to Pay for Funeral [VIDEO]

*Atlanta police have released a photo of the Black male suspect (scroll down to see) in the shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner on Saturday.

According to CNN, Turner was riding with her mother in the family car when gunshots ripped through their vehicle — fatally striking the child on July 4.

The car was shot up after “a group of individuals illegally placed barricades” in the parking lot the vehicle pulled into. 

Police are now hoping a $20,000 reward will lead them to the man responsible for the little girl’s death.

Turner was shot near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police last month.

“You cant blame this on a police officer. You can’t say this about criminal justice reform,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Sunday. “This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an 8-year-old baby in the car for what?!?

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“Enough is enough,” Bottoms continued. “If you want people to take us seriously and you don’t want us to lose this movement, we can’t lose each other.”

In related news, Tyler Perry intends to pay for Secoriea’s funeral.

“I’m outraged today because I’d rather be paying for 8-year-old Secoriea Turner’s college than her funeral,” the entertainment mogul told People, adding “when does this end?”

Secoriea Turner's killer
Secoriea Turner’s suspected killer/Instagram.com, Atlanta PD

Perry also made clear that he’s all about helping the most vulnerable, regardless of race. 

“Who said that outrage has to choose a side?” he said. “When so many Black people like George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks were killed, I was outraged and did what I could to help their families.”

Last month, Perry also funded Brooks’ funeral.

“When a white police officer was shot in the head trying to stop a shoplifter in a suburb outside of Atlanta, I was outraged and I did what I could to help him and his family,” Perry continued.

“…When we are killing each other, including our innocent children, I am outraged,” Perry concludes. “It doesn’t matter what color wrong comes in, wrong is wrong.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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