- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MACON, Ga. (AP) - More than 100 people gathered for a candle-light vigil a year after a 14-year-old Macon girl was fatally shot while she was watching a movie with her brothers.

The Telegraph of Macon (https://bit.ly/2hvqwPK ) reports that Ta’shuntis “Tootie” Roberts’ mother, Tonora Jones, spoke before those gathered in front of Southwest High School on Tuesday night to celebrate the teenager’s life.

Roberts was inside her home on Dec. 13, 2015 when someone fired more than 25 shots at her house in Macon’s Bloomfield neighborhood. She died at a hospital a few hours later.

Nineteen-year-old Terrance Rashad Hampton was charged with murder a little more than a month after the slaying. Authorities believe the shooting was gang-related.

Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke says the case “is still being actively investigated.”


Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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