The person of interest in the shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner turned himself in to police on Wednesday.
Julian Conley, 19, was accompanied by his attorney Jackie Patterson when he arrived at police headquarters in Atlanta at 4:30 p.m., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Patterson said his client was “formally charged” in the fatal shooting around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“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.
Secoriea was riding in a car with her mother and a male friend on June 12 when she was shot and killed near the burned out Wendy’s restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in Southwest Atlanta.
As many as four Black Lives Matter activists opened fire on the family’s SUV in a parking lot off University Avenue. More arrests are expected, police said.
Conley turned himself in after police circulated his photo last week. Police also released video footage that shows a Black male wearing a white v-neck t-shirt and dark jeans and carrying an AR-15 automatic rifle.
Conley told police he was at the Wendy’s location but he never fired a weapon.
“At the end of the day, I had nothing to do with it,” he said.
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