Family members want details about the death of Adriana Graham who police investigators believe died from a gunshot wound while playing with the weapon and recording TikTok videos.
“We don’t know exactly what happened. No one will understand what we’re going through unless it was your family. I just pray,” Graham’s older sister India Washington told the New York Daily News.
The police responded to a 911 call on May 4 at 2:46 a.m. and found Graham, 18, in the lobby of a Brooklyn apartment building with a gunshot to the head. Medics rushed her to the hospital, but she died two days later.
No one has been arrested in what the NYPD has declared a homicide. Investigators believe Graham, a high school senior, and a friend were playing with the weapon when it was fired. The shooting happened while they were recording a TikTok video, an unnamed police source told the Daily News.
“Where is that coming from? It’s very inaccurate,” Washington said, casting doubt on the conclusions of the police investigation. “She was scheduled to graduate this year, she was a great student. I would like there to be justice for her.”
The teenager was on track to wear her cap and gown in June to receive her high school diploma from W.H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.