Vigil held for 9-year-old boy killed getting ice cream, family seeking justice

A’Caryion Perry
A’Caryion Perry(ANF)

ATLANTA, Ga. – The South Fulton group got here collectively to recollect nine-year-old, A’Caryion Perry (also called Cari). South Fulton Police stated he was hit by a car on Wednesday.

Perry’s household stated he was hit throughout an ice cream run exterior his residence on Creel Highway.

“We’re speaking about just a little boy going to get ice cream throughout the road from his home and didn’t make it again inside,” a household buddy stated throughout the vigil whereas standing subsequent to the sufferer’s mom.

“Cari was on the facet of the road the place the ice cream truck was. He got here out to get some ice cream and he was coming again residence. When he was coming again residence, he was hit by a Toyota Tundra, that had taken a left-hand flip, and the Toyota Tundra, as a substitute of being on the right-hand lane, was within the left-hand lane and hit our shopper,” stated Quinton Washington, Lawyer for the Perry-Tillman household.

“Folks really want to pay extra consideration after they’re driving as a result of the best way that he got here round that nook, when he made that left flip he had a transparent view of the ice cream truck and every part round it. So, he ought to’ve been in a position to see the youngsters. Even when he didn’t see the youngsters, you bought to imagine there’s children. It’s an ice cream truck,” stated Albert Tillman, the sufferer’s stepdad.

South Fulton Police haven’t confirmed particulars of this incident. Additionally they haven’t confirmed who was concerned. Nevertheless, officers stated they really feel for the household.

“The South Fulton Police Division empathizes with the dad and mom within the tragic lack of A’Caryion and takes their issues critically,” an announcement stated. “The visitors fatality investigation remains to be lively and ongoing,” it said.

Those that attended the vigil, included–loved ones, neighbors, and college officers the place Perry went to highschool.

“A’Caryion, we going to overlook him. The sweetest baby I can say. I really like my godson. We going to overlook him,” Perry’s Godmother stated.

“This boy had numerous vitality. He actually was the principle vitality in the home you perceive me. It’s loopy simply to see the shift and it’s actual man, and I actually liked him,” Tillman stated. “Only a very playful, foolish. A kind of children that you’d say, “Man he’s off the chain,” Tillman stated. “I watched him develop through the years,” he stated.

“Simply to know that he’s gone similar to he bought snatched away from us is painful,” Tillman stated.

Family members now need justice on this case.

“We going to deal with what we’re doing proper now, however when it’s all stated and accomplished, we going to get justice, trigger proper is correct and incorrect is incorrect,” a household buddy stated throughout the vigil.

Tillman additionally stated he desires to see modifications of their group.

“Loads with regards to the roads on this group. There must be extra cease indicators. There must be some velocity bumps. Folks must decelerate for one,” Tillman stated. “We type of bought to go after the motive force. We bought to search out the gentleman and actually see what occurred,” he stated.

Washington is asking on the group to assist on this case. He stated they’re establishing a tip line in hopes folks come ahead with data.

“What we’d like is for the group to come back ahead in the event that they know something concerning the ice cream truck or the ice cream truck driver,” Washington stated. “As a result of they haven’t come ahead but,” he claims. “The household additionally arrange a GoFundMe web page in honor of Cari that we’ll have the ability to give additional details about as effectively,” he stated.

“We wish Justice for this household,” Washington stated.

If in case you have any details about this case, contact the South Fulton Police Division at (470) 809-7300.

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