MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Members of the family and associates of the 17-year-old woman shot in a road rage incident Tuesday evening gathered for a vigil Saturday to wish for a teen who stays hospitalized.
Members of the family say Toniah Williams is preventing for her life at Kids’s Wisconsin and say the basketball participant has an extended street of restoration forward.
Household and associates are nonetheless processing what occurred to her and the opposite victims within the automobile. They gathered at Wisconsin Avenue Park with balloons, basketballs, medals, items and indicators as they wrote phrases of encouragement for the teenager who they describe as a tomboy and go-getter.
“She’s received a coronary heart of gold. She’s very bold, very energetic and concerned in sports activities. She loves basketball. she was taking part in in the home in her bed room from the time she may stroll,” mentioned Anthony Madison, Toniah’s grandfather.
“The group is aware of my daughter so I haven’t got to inform the group something about my daughter. They know my daughter, the group is aware of her by way of basketball. She’s a star,” mentioned Dede Rogers, Toniah’s mom.
Williams was a passenger in a automobile with 4 folks when she and a 19-year-old man had been shot throughout a street rage incident Tuesday evening.
Milwaukee Police arrested 36-year-old Jerod Brumfield who’s also called Ace Smith. He’s a stolen automobile hunter. Police say the automobile the teenagers had been in was not stolen.
“She deserves justice and solutions from her state that she was born and raised in. She is gonna proceed to struggle and I would like all people in the neighborhood to struggle for her and get the animals off the road that did that to her,” mentioned Rogers.
“Our baby is within the hospital and in very critical situation by somebody that ought to not have been allowed to even do what they’re doing. As a household and group we should cease this offended conduct,” mentioned Madison.
Household and associates say Brumfield must face penalties for his mindless motion.
“Our metropolis must do their job and they should do our job for an harmless baby that goes to high school, does her work, trusts God and believes in God, volunteers for her church,” mentioned Rogers.
Corey Kirkwood, a household buddy and group activist shared an announcement in the course of the vigil.
“The one that dedicated this horrific crime was Jerod Brumfield. He adopted behind the automobile and chased them and opened hearth which brought about a harm of the 19-year-old boy to the hand which he has to get surgical procedure and a 17-year-old famous person which we name the GOAT which now’s sitting in Kids’s Hospital preventing to have the ability to stroll once more. Due to your actions Jerod Brumfield, this younger woman won’t be capable of fulfill her dream and go to varsity and turn out to be an WNBA basketball participant. We the folks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the household maintain Milwaukee County chargeable for this horrific crime. Jerod ought to of by no means been capable of function his enterprise of such,” mentioned Kirkwood.
The vigil was a second to wish for Williams and provides her the power she wants in her restoration. After the vigil, household and associates drove to Kids’s Hospital to bathe Williams with love and assist.
A household buddy mentioned Williams is speaking and respiration on her personal once more however cannot stroll in the mean time.
Members of the family are asking for prayers and demand for justice to be served for Williams and the opposite victims concerned.
Costs are anticipated within the coming days for Brumfield.