Julian Conley attended the protest on July 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States asking for justice for Rayshard Brooks. On the same day, Secoriea Turner, a girl born in 2012, was fatally shot in the city.
Turner is the daughter of Secoriya Williamson and Charmaine Turner. At at 9:30 o.m. on July 4, 2020, Secoriea was shot while sitting in a car with her mother and an unidentified male who was driving the car.
The driver was attempting to turn around in a parking lot that had an illegal barricade near a protest site on University Avenue in Peoplestown, Atlanta. It was the same area where Brooks was fatally shot by Atlanta Police Department officers Garrett Rolfe on June 12, 2020.
Secoriea was taken to Atlanta Medical Center where she died from her injuries. One of the two persons of interest in relation to the shooting that led to her death was Conley:
- He was born in 2001.
- He lives in Atlanta.
- He is 5’10”.
- He attended Riverside Military Academy High School in Gainesville, Georgia for his eighth and ninth grade years.
- In high school, he played basketball and competed in track and field.
- He previously lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
- Among his family and relatives are J.R. Conley Jr., Robyn Lynn James, Marilyn D. Spears, Jonathon Conley and Robyn Whitfield Conley.
- On July 14, 2020, police issued warrants for him in the killing of Secoriea.
- At 8:00 a.m. on July 15, 2020, he was formally charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in relation to the death of Secoriea.
- At 4:30 p.m. on July 15, 2020, he turned himself in at the Atlanta police headquarters with his lawyer Jackie Patterson.
- After turning himself in, he was transported to the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
- He admitted to carrying a firearm while being at the scene of the crime but claimed he just witnessed the shooting and had nothing to do with it. According to him, the man driving the car Secoriea was in drove through the barricade and hit a man with a rifle with the car. He said the man with a rifle fell to the ground, got up and fired at the vehicle. He said he did not know who the shooter was.
- On July 28, 2020, he was denied bond by a Fulton County judge during a virtual emergency bond hearing.