*The Atlanta teenager suspected in the killing of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner surrendered Wednesday, authorities said.
Julian Conley, 19, was accompanied by his attorney Jackie Patterson when he arrived at police headquarters after a felony murder warrant was issued for his arrest Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He also faces a charge of aggravated assault.
Turner was reportedly riding with her mother in the family car when gunshots ripped through their vehicle — fatally striking the child on July 4.
She was shot near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police last month.
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The car was fired upon after “a group of individuals illegally placed barricades” in the parking lot the vehicle pulled into.
The area was the site of racial justice demonstrations after Brooks was shot to death by white police Officer Garrett Rolfe.
Conley turned himself in after investigators released a photo of him carrying a gun.
Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Conley’s attorney said his client was arrested “solely because he refused to cooperate” with authorities.
“Once I identified him as the person in that picture and said we wouldn’t cooperate, then they decided — let’s show him, let’s issue a felony murder warrant,” Patterson said.
Patterson also noted that Conley was armed that day due to his constitutional right to carry a weapon in public, per NBC News.
Conley told police he was at the Wendy’s location but he never fired his weapon.
“At the end of the day, I had nothing to do with it,” he said.
“When you have a warrant out, you have to turn yourself in,” Patterson said. “So that’s what we are going to do.”
Conley is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Secoriea’s death.