Family demands answers after police shooting

Family demands answers after police shooting

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Alexia Christian's family could barely keep it together as they remembered their loved one.

Saturday afternoon, the family held a vigil near the spot where Christian was killed in a shootout with APD.

Her mother, Felecia Christian, is calling for an investigation into her daughter's death.

"She might have stole a car here and there, yeah, she was a wild child. But she didn't do anything that would deserve her to be dead," Christian said.

Atlanta Police say Christian stole a truck Thursday afternoon, then escaped her handcuffs and fired three rounds at her arresting officers. The two officers fired back, ultimately killing her.

APD is investigating to find out how the two male officers missed the gun that Christian was allegedly hiding.

Her grandfather, Lucius Christian, tells us he's skeptical of the police story.

"She didn't even weigh 100 lbs. You telling me you can't find a gun on a less than a hundred pound person," Christian said, "that was ridiculous, that should have never happened."

The family says Alexia wasn't a monster, but instead a wild child. Even still, they don't believe she was a violent person.

"She wasn't supposed to be gunned down like that," said Christian's grandfather.

Christian has two children, her youngest turned 2 on Friday. Her mother is now raising the boys.

"They will know who their mother is," Felecia said, "I'll make sure of that."

Police say the gun Christian used was taken from the stolen truck.

Family members say they haven't decided if they'll pursue legal action.

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