Police: 14-year-old girl shot dead was pregnant, gunman in custody
ATLANTA - Police arrested and charged 20-year-old Souleymane Diallo with the tragic shooting death of a 14-year-old girl who was pregnant.
Police said Sonja Star Harrison was in a downstairs unit at the Pavilion Place complex in the 500 block of Cleveland Avenue, visiting a friend. Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, someone in an upstairs apartment fired a single shot. The bullet went through the floor, striking Harrison below. Sadly, she died at the scene.
Police said the victim was shot in the head.
According to police, Harrison's family said she was pregnant. Family members identified the victim as Harrison.
“The person that had the gun in their hand, I want them to turn themselves in because if it was an accident you need to prove it” Star's mom Sonja Denise Harrison.
Harrison said that not only did the shooting take one life, "they took two."
“She was pregnant, but she had a future. She was going to finish school and she was talking about joining the army, for her and her baby. And they took that away from her. They took my baby’s future. And they didn’t have no right doing that," she said.
Detectives said there were several people in the upstairs apartment where the shot was fired. Police interviewed them, hoping to learn what led up to the shot being fired.
According to police, Diallo was arrested on November 22 and charged with murder in the second degree, reckless conduct, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Early on, investigators told FOX 5 it's possible this was an accidental shooting.