Tyler Perry Will Pay for Funeral of 8-Year-Old Girl Who Was Fatally Shot In Atlanta
Tyler Perry is adding another good deed under his belt. It’s being reported that the entertainer will be paying for the funeral expenses of Secoriea Turner, an eight-year-old girl who was unfortunately fatally struck by gunfire this past Saturday (July 4th). According to reports, the young girl was riding in a Jeep with her mother and another adult when the incident took place. The three encountered a “makeshift roadblock” when they exited off a local highway in Atlanta. Turner’s mother told police that when they tried to turn around a group of armed individuals blocked the vehicle and at some point, opened fire on the jeep.
When speaking about the death of Secoriea Turner Tyler Perry said that he is outraged by what happened to her.
“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. 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. And when we are killing each other, including our innocent children, I am outraged, It doesn’t matter what color wrong comes in, wrong is wrong.”
“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?”
The shooting location of Secoriea Turner wasn’t too far from the death of Rayshard Brooks who was fatally shot by a member of the Atlanta Police Department in a Wendy’s drive-thru. Following his unfortunate death, Tyler Perry came forward and paid for his funeral expenses as well.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family of Secoriea Turner and Rayshard Brooks