GEORGE Floyd’s name became synonymous with fight for racial justice after bystander video of his final moments shocked the world.
The 46-year-old was murdered in May 2020 by police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes during a brutal arrest in Minneapolis.
Leaving the trial – which saw Chauvin serve 22 and a half years in prison – Floyd’s loved ones and those who witnessed his painful final moments have had to endure their own tragedy. surname.
On New Year’s Day, his great niece Arianna Delane was shot dead in her bed during an attack at their Texas family home.
‘DADDY, I HAVE BEEN HIT’
Arianna Delane cried “Dad, I’ve been shot” and had to undergo surgery in Houston over the weekend after bullets punctured her lungs, liver and broke three of her ribs.
She is believed to be the victim of a targeted attack.
Holding back tears, the father said ABC: “My daughter jumped up and said, ‘Dad, I got hit.”
Police did not disclose a motive or provide a description of the suspect.
But the girl’s family said they knew who opened fire, and assumed the shooting was targeted, without further commenting on the motive.
The child is said to have attended several protests last year in honor of his slain uncle.
ABC 13 aired footage last year of the family, including Arianna, reacting to Derek Chauvin convicted in the killing of Floyd.
Arianna’s mother is FloydBianca’s niece, whose mother is his older sister, LaTonya.
Floyd is the oldest of George Perry and the five children of Larcenia Jones Floyd.
His two older brothers are Rodney and Philonise, and his other sister is Bridgett.
Just six months earlier, the teenager who filmed the killing of police officer George Floyd said her uncle was killed in a high-speed car crash involving police.
Surveillance video shows that innocent bystander Leneal Lamont Frazier’s Jeep was hit by police chasing another vehicle.
Police were pursuing a suspect believed to have been involved in a car robbery.
Frazier, who was driving to his girlfriend’s house, died at the hospital.
His niece Darnella won a Pulitzer Prize for filming Floyd’s murder.
At the time she filmed the Floyd killing, she was 17 years old.
Millions of people will watch the video and Frazier, now 18, testified at Derek Chauvin’s trial.
“It’s been many nights that I stayed up apologizing and apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more, not interacting physically and not saving his life,” she told the court, according to the court. New York Times.
Referring to Chauvin, she added: “But it seems, that’s not what I should be doing, it’s what he should be doing.”
Frazier cried while giving her testimony, which was recorded off-camera because of her age.
“When I look at George Floyd, I look at my father, I look at my brothers, I look at my cousins, my uncles, because they are all Black,” she told the court.
Of her uncle’s death, she wrote on Facebook: “Honestly I can’t believe I’m making this post right now… I’m so hurt… nothing feels real.
“I woke up to the most terrible news. MINNEAPOLIS police killed my uncle. My uncle… Another black man lost his life at the hands of the police!
“I’m still in shock and it hasn’t completely hit me yet, I’m in tears.
Another witness to Floyd’s death described facing the trauma of what he saw every day.
Donald Williams says The Star Tribune: “I look to the left, I see George Floyd.
“I look to my right, I see George Floyd. I look away and it’s like I always remember.
“He’s traumatized. He’s traumatized and I’m dealing with it. His whole situation is trauma. I deal with it every day.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17242693/tragedies-george-floyds-family-witnesses-niece-shot/ Inside the tragedies that haunted George Floyd’s family and witnesses after his death when his niece, 4, was shot