Family and friends of a pregnant teen killed by a stray bullet at an apartment complex last month gathered to remember her, Saturday.
A funeral was held Saturday at noon at First Missionary Baptist Church for Sonja Harrison.
The 14-year-old was babysitting her nephews at her sister’s apartment at 532 Cleveland Avenue in southwest Atlanta on Nov. 19 when a bullet flew into the living room from the unit above, hitting her in the head.
According to police, there were several other children in the apartment at the time, including a 1-year-old, 2-year-old, 4-year-old and 17-year-old.
Souleymane Diallo, 20, is facing felony murder, second-degree murder, possession of a firearm during a felony, aggravated assault and cruelty to children, along with feticide for the death of Harrison’s unborn child.
The suspect had a preliminary hearing Friday. A judge found probable cause to charge him with her death, and the death of her unborn baby. He will remain in jail.
In court, Atlanta homicide detective Calvin Thomas said Diallo, who goes by the nickname “Slaughter,” was seen waving a gun around the Pavilion Place Apartments the day before the shooting.
“He was ... just recklessly pointing the gun … not necessarily at anybody, but pointing it as if he was attempting to shoot,” Thomas said.
Harrison’s family was also in the courtroom Friday but did not make a statement to media.