Sanja Star Harrison has been identified as the 14-year-old child that was shot and killed in Atlanta on Monday, November 19, when a gunshot was fired from an upstairs unit.
According to Atlanta Police Department spokesperson Stephanie Brown, Harrison was shot and killed around 6:30 p.m. EST at the Pavilion Place Apartments on Cleveland Avenue after a gunshot fired from an upstairs unit struck her in the head.
When police arrived, Harrison had already died, said the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office. At this time, further circumstances surrounding Harrison’s death are unknown.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Harrison’s death is one of a handful of recent violent deaths at Atlant’s PavilionPlace Apartments.
Since 2015 last three years, there have been at least two other violent deaths at the apartment complex: 24-year-old Tiffany Louise Bailey was shot and killed in November 2015 and 3-year-old Kejuan Mason was found beaten to death in October 2017.
Additionally, 17-year-old Jamal Baker was shot in the leg by police officers as he was exiting a stolen vehicle in May of 2018.
In the last three years, there have been at least two other violent deaths at Pavilion Place. Tiffany Louise Bailey, a 24-year-old mother of three, was shot and killed there in November 2015. Her boyfriend, Deunta Grier, confessed to the crime and surrendered at Bailey’s funeral. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Kejuan Mason, 3, was found beaten to death in October 2017. Sisters Lashirley and Glenndria Morris were indicted earlier this year on felony murder charges in connection with Kejuan’s death. Prosecutors allege Lashirley Morris used a bat to beat Kejuan repeatedly in the head, stomach, legs and arms, while legal guardian Glenndria Morris spanked him after he sneaked and ate a cupcake, Fulton district attorney spokesman Dexter Bond said at the time of the indictment.
And this past May, police shot 17-year-old Jamal Baker in the leg after he got out of a stolen vehicle vehicle they were pursuing and fired at an officer, according to authorities.
At this time, this is all the information that is available. This article will be updated if and when more facts become available.