Atlanta police Lt. Pete Malecki previously said investigators believe the shots were fired intentionally after the Jeep Cherokee that Secoriea was riding in crossed a “makeshift roadblock that was manned by numerous armed individuals.”
“The driver of the (Cherokee) attempted to go around the roadblock, at which point that vehicle was immediately met by gunfire,” Malecki said during a news conference at police headquarters.
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.