• Ed Gaines

Tyler Perry Paying Funeral Expenses for 8-Year-Old Girl Shot in Atlanta

Filmmaker Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlantaover the weekend.


Perry said, "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?”


Secoriea was riding in a Jeep Cherokee with her mother and another adult on Saturday night when they encountered "a makeshift roadblock that was manned by numerous armed individuals". When the driver tried to go around the roadblock, shots were fired and the girl was hit.


Police released a short video Tuesday of an armed man who they described as a person of interest in the girl’s shooting.  The video comes from a surveillance camera near where Secoriea was shot. 


A reward of up to $20,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect in the case.


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