Utter and complete heartbreak swept over a Michigan neighborhood when a little girl, at only the age of seven, was shot and killed during a drive by shooting while sleeping on her couch.
There were no protests. No riots. No public outrage. Not a mention from Black Lives Matter.
This one doesn’t fit their narrative.
Seven-year-old Reginae Williams was sleeping on the couch. While she slept, some individual(s) decided to drive down the street shooting into homes and killed her.
The heartbroken and rightfully angry mother, Etosha Williams, said:
“It’s sad that as parents, you put your child to sleep and you lay them on the couch and you’re thinking that all is well but yet a coward decides they have nothing better to do but come and shoot rounds into a house that had two parents and nine children in there.”
Williams said she is a Christian and has forgiven whoever is responsible, yet still wants them to be held accountable.
“To the person who murdered my baby: I first would like to offer you Jesus Christ. In order for me and my family to move on, because I’m a believer, I have to forgive you.
“That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt, and it doesn’t mean that I don’t want justice.
“You took a seven-year-old’s life, you destroyed the life of eight other children, you destroyed my life, you destroyed my husband’s life, my family’s life. We will never be the same after this…She was such a sweet, sweet, beautiful baby.”
Williams asked that if anyone has any information about the individual(s) responsible for the shooting to come forward and advise the police so the killer(s) can face justice.
“You are not a snitch for saying something. Put yourself in my shoes. I have to bury my seven-year-old baby. I’ll never get to touch her again. I’ll never get to see her again.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig reported that they already have some active leads in the case and alluded to the fact that it was only a matter of time before they can make arrests in the case.
“To those responsible for this crime, I’ll say this: Make it easy for yourself because we’re coming for you, and we will not stop until we find you and bring you in.”
The shooting happened before 8:30 P.M. on October 28th in the 3900 block of Bedford Road in Detroit. Police said that a dark vehicle drove by the Williams’ residence and fired numerous rounds into the home.
When the Detroit Police Department arrived on scene, they quickly decided to transport the young girl in their patrol vehicle because the ambulance had not arrived.
Williams said that the Detroit Police Department responded quickly and the medical staff at Ascension St. John Hospital did everything they could to save the young girl.
Chief Craig called the shooting yet another “senseless loss of life perpetrated by, once again, cowards who shot into a Detroit home.”
“Any time a child dies from a violent crime, it affects all of us – people who live in the city, work in the city, certainly the men and women who wear the uniform. These shootings in our community must stop. We’re talking about children.”
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said:
“The worst part about being mayor are the days when an innocent life is taken from this community. We’ve been here too often.
“We were here a year ago when 3-year-old C.J. Miller was on his way to ‘Sesame Street Live’ when somebody fired into the back seat of the car in a road rage case…
“We were here in May when Messiah Townsend was killed; two groups got into a fight on the street, exchanged gunfire, and Messiah Townsend was eating a snack in his grandmother’s kitchen – shot and killed.
“And now, Reginae, sleeping on the couch in her own living room. Detroit, we’re better than this.”