Monae Turnage, 13

Baltimore, Maryland
March 04, 2012

Agencies: Baltimore Police Department Maryland

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 4 years ago


Monae Turnage was 13 years old when she was killed on 3/4/2012 in Baltimore Maryland. Two of her friends, ages 13 and 14, accidentally shot and killed Turnage. The weapon used was found in the trunk of an off-duty police officer who was in a relationship with a relative of one of the shooters. The officer was suspected of helping to cover up the shooting, which may have contributed to Turnage’s death. The youths were charged with involuntary manslaughter. The officer was charged with obstruction of justice, but exonerated in October for lack of evidence. The family is filing a civil suit against him.

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March 2012 Weapon used to kill- found in Police officer's private car

October 2012 Officer cleared

June 2013 Mother of shooter sentenced to prison

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August 2016 Report on Baltimore Police Department practices from Department of Justice