An Atlanta teen who is a suspect in the killing of an eight-year-old turned himself in to the authorities on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Currently, Conley is being held at the Fulton County jail, according to the news outlet.
Jackie Patterson, Conley's attorney, told the news outlet that Conley had been at the scene where the shooting occurred for peaceful protesting, and happened to witness the shooting. Patterson stated that though Conley was carrying a firearm with him at the time, Conley did not shoot at the girl nor the car.
"When that person started shooting, somebody thought that a person inside the car was shooting back so that's when three other individuals fired upon the car," Patterson said, according to Fox News.
"He does not know these people by name or have any affiliation with them. The police don't have anyone else they can charge, so they decided to charge my client," Patterson said.
Secoriea Turner was in the vehicle along with her mother and another family friend when she was shot and killed.
Prior to the shooting, the three of them just came back from setting off fireworks for the fourth of July, according to Mawuli Davis, Secoriea Turner's family lawyer.
However, the vehicle that they were in happened upon a makeshift roadblock that was guarded by various armed individuals. Later, as the driver of the vehicle tried to go around the roadblock via a U-turn, the vehicle was shot at, Fox 6 Now reported.
According to the New York Times, Secoriea Turner was taken to the Atlanta Medical Center. However, despite receiving treatment from the hospital, Secoriea Turner did not survive her injuries.