By Eric Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
Angel Hopper, 6, was best described as an “Angel” and a “genius” by teachers and friends at prayer vigil held in her memory on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Her murder has touched the heart of the community as people vow to not allow her murderer to roam free.
As of Monday police have only received two tips in the murder.
The reward fund has been raised to $12,000, due in part to a contribution from 7-11 store of $10,000.
Barbara Greene says that people ought to be out raged.
“I just don’t know what it will take to get people outraged or to have them say, ‘enough is enough’”, a tearful Ms. Greene, said.
“It just breaks my heart that someone could shoot a little girl and walk around like it is okay. And even more tragic is no one is saying anything about it. This isn’t about snitching. It’s about doing what is right and bringing a murderer to justice,” she said.
“We need to get this coward off the street and send a message that killing babies won’t be tolerated in the community.”
According to reports, Angel and her father were coming out of a 7-11 store on 107th and Blue Ridge blvd. Angel was opening a package of bubble gum when she was struck by a stray bullet. She was pronounced dead later at an area hospital.
Very few witnesses have come forward with enough solid information to investigate the murder.