Hundreds gather to remember 13-year-old girl

BALTIMORE - Family, friends, and classmates came to Southern Baptist Church on Saturday to remember 13-year-old Monae Turnage, who lost her life way too soon.

Turnage was found dead on March 4th  behind a Darley Park home under some trash bags. Police say 2 boys, 12 and 13-years-old, were playing with a .22-caliber rifle when they shot her.

On Saturday Morning, Hundreds of people came out to honor how Turnage lived.

Monae's Aunt, Paulette Marshall, said "She was just a lovely, lovely young lady.  She was a happy person, very outspoken, very outgoing, she was just a beautiful person."

"I think god allowed us to have an angel is our presence for a short period of time" said Alton Bizzelle, Monae's teacher.

The two boys have been charged as juveniles with involuntary manslaughter.  The off-duty police officer who was there at the time of the shooting has been suspended.

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