4-year-old girl dies days after being struck by stray bullet in B’ham

4-year-old girl hit by stray bullet dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The 4-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet Sunday night in Gate City died on Wednesday.

Our hearts are so heavy today as we mourn the passing of 4-year-old Jurnee Coleman, who was hit by a stray bullet Sunday...

Posted by Randall Woodfin on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The shooting Sunday night stemmed from an argument between two people near Joppa Ave. Authorities say the suspects began shooting at each other when a stray bullet went into a nearby apartment and struck the child in the head. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin held a press conference Monday and said the victim, Jurnee, had come from bed to get something to drink when the stray bullet hit her.

“To anyone responsible for this senseless act of violence, all is forgiven. God have mercy on your soul. Jurnee is in a safer place now. She never got her opportunity to attend pre-K, kindergarten - school period and was looking forward to it; however, God had a far larger calling over her life,” said Jurnee’s family.

Birmingham police obtained a warrant Tuesday against 38-year-old Raymond Shine in relation to the 4-year-old girl being struck.

Police obtained a murder warrant on Wednesday after the 4-year-old girl died.

Shine has been charged with Attempted Murder and Certain Person Forbidden to Possess a Firearm. Police say the attempted murder charge is for firing at the male victim involved in the altercation. Shine is currently in custody.

Raymond Shine
Raymond Shine (Source: B'ham PD)

Police are still looking for another suspect. They say that the investigation into the shooting of the 4-year-old is ongoing.

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