An 20 year old unnamed Detroit native is wanted for shooting 3-year-old Amyria Parham after calling her a “ho” on Tuesday, according to the girl’s mother.
The shooting came after an alleged confrontation, where a man described to be in his 20s started yelling derogatory words at Amyria while she played with another little girl. More details below…….
Amyria’s mother, Latina Edwards, explained that she stepped in to defend her daughter from the verbal abuse.
“I told him don’t talk to my daughter no more because he was calling her and her friend ‘hos’. My daughter is 3 years old. She don’t know what a ho is,” Edwards said.
Edwards, who is five months pregnant, got into a friend’s van to escape with her daughter, but the man had retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun from a nearby home and started shooting at the van, said police officials.
“He directly pointed the gun at the vehicle and shot it up.”
‘He directly pointed the gun at the vehicle and shot it up,’ Amyria’s mother, said repeatedly.
Police who responded to the 911 call, are saying that the alleged assailant fled the scene after the attack.
The Detroit Police Department told the Daily News they have a suspect but haven’t taken him into custody yet.
Edwards claimed that people are helping the shooter to elude authorities.
“Everybody is giving him calls — contacting him, letting him know what’s going on and to hide. That’s not right.”
Edwards is frustrated by the silence that has fallen over the community.
“Please help me catch this guy. He’s known. You know him,” she said.
Along with saying, she does not intend to return to her neighborhood.