The family of a Memphis, Tennessee, toddler killed by a stray bullet last month held a fundraiser aimed at bringing the shooter to justice.
“I miss Laylah a lot,” Leslie Washington, the slain toddler’s mother, told WMC.
The station reported that Laylah was shot in the head while driving with Leslie during an apparent road rage incident. She died from her injuries two days later on June 13.
“People saying she fighting for her life, but she’s brain dead according to the doctors,” the girl’s uncle, Terry Washington, said at the time. “What I’m going to say is pray for her, and pray for us.”
In light of Laylah’s tragic death, her family and the community have taken to the streets in hopes of raising $100,000.
The Memphis Police Department released pictures of persons of interest shortly after the fatal shooting. Despite conducting interviews with several suspects in June, Officer Louis C. Brownlee said they decided not to charge them with Laylah’s murder, according to The Commercial Appeal.
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Calling this one of the most senseless cases he’s seen, Maj. Darren Goods said he is outraged that the community hasn’t been forthcoming with details about the shooting.
“If there is someone out there harboring these guys, I can assure at some point, someone from the Memphis Police Department or law enforcement in this city are going to come knocking on your door,” Goods told WREG. “It’s exceptionally frustrating that we are not getting the assistance from the citizens.”
The funds gathered will go to Crime Stoppers, hopefully providing police with information leading to an arrest. Leslie said she is eager to have “some type of closure or justice for Laylah.”
“If anyone knows anything about this case, come forward, I mean she was an innocent 2-year-old baby,” she said.
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