AceShowbiz - Tyler Perry will pay the funeral expenses for Secoriea Turner after the eight year old was gunned down in Atlanta, Georgia on U.S. Independence Day.
Turner was shot on Saturday (04Jul20) not far from where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police last month (Jun20). Now the writer, actor and director has announced he is helping Turner's family lay the little girl to rest.
"Who said that outrage has to choose a side?" Perry told People magazine in a statement. "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," Perry adds. "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?"
Turner was riding in her mother's car when shots were fired from a group of unknown assailants.
Perry previously funded the medical expenses of Georgia police officer Matt Cooper, who was shot in the head while attempting to stop a shoplifter. He has since recovered.
Though born in New Orleans, Perry resides in Atlanta, where several of his productions are filmed at his own Tyler Perry Studios.