BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It has been nearly 10 months since a three-year-old was killed while playing on her front porch. Police are still searching for a suspect.
Tracey Leong explains what the community is doing to find the killer.
There are still many questions surrounding the murder of McKenzie Elliott. Now, city leaders are coming together to call for action and honor a young life that was taken too soon.
“You’re not going to kill our babies anymore,” said Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney.
Calling for justice in the Waverly neighborhood where three-year-old McKenzie Elliott was killed by a stray bullet last August.
The little girl was shot while playing at her home on the 3600 block of Old York Road.
“Shows me that people can actually come together and hold hands for someone and bring justice,” said Nina Epps, Mckenzie’s mother.
Community members supporting McKenzie’s mother and the fight to find her child’s killer.
The city dedicating a street sign to the three-year-old, reading “McKenzie Elliott Way” in her honor.
“Our future now has to become ‘McKenzie’s Way.’ Innocence, togetherness, away from the game playing, the finger pointing the scapegoating, the silliness, I don’t have time for it,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.
Hoping people with information speak up. The reward to capture McKenzie’s killer has increased to $7,800.
“People have to come forward. They have to be willing to stand up. They have to be willing to say, ‘Not on my watch,’” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Baltimore — standing together to bring justice.
“It’s going to take us as a community to recognize there is more of us than there are of them and to step forward. Our time to do it is now,” Mosby said.
McKenzie Elliot would have turned four-years-old earlier this month.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers 1-866-7-LOCKUP.