Julian Conley ( Secoriea Turner Suspect Arrest) Wiki – Julian Conley Biography
Julian Conley is a 19-year-old who has been charged in the July 4th shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed.
Julian Conley is charged with murder and aggravated assault, police confirmed.
Police issued warrants a day earlier for 19-year-old Julian Conley in the slaying of Secoriea Turner, police spokesman Anthony Grant said.
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Conley’s attorney, Jackie Patterson, said Conley was peacefully protesting and witnessed the shooting but did not open fire himself, though he was armed.
“It is no doubt this comes as a shock,” he said. “Why would you want to charge a man who saw a crime but did not participate in a criminal act? Police would have a better chance at winning the lottery than getting a conviction on my client.”
News of the charges broke as mourners attended Secoriea’s funeral Wednesday at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. A long line of relatives and friends filed past her body as the gospel song “I’ll Fly Away” filled the Atlanta church.
Makeshift barricades had been set up in the area after Brooks was killed, and armed men had been blocking roads in the area and turning some drivers away. The SUV Secoriea was in was trying to make a U-turn at one of the barricades when at least one gunman shot into the vehicle, police said.
Conley said the SUV tried to come through a roadblock and hit a barricade and a man armed with a rifle, according to Patterson. The man got up and opened fire at the vehicle, Patterson said his client told him. Conley said everyone thought somebody in the SUV was shooting and other armed people opened fire at the vehicle, Patterson said.
He also said that Conley is unable to identify who pulled the trigger.
The family of Turner is asking anyone with information call police. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.
To be eligible for up to $50,000 in reward money for information in the case, tipsters are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or an individual line that goes directly to a group of law students at 1-866-969-2004. Tipsters can remain completely anonymous and still qualify for the reward.
Turner is being laid to rest in services today.