GEORGE Floyd became the face of the Black Lives Matter movement back in 2020 after he was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Almost two years after Floyd's murder, his 4-year-old niece Arianna was in the headlines after it was revealed she was involved in a shooting.
What happened to George Floyd's great niece Arianna?
On January 1, 2022, Houston police announced that a 4-year-old girl was wounded around 3:00am local time during a shooting at 3322 Yellowstone Blvd, near the Highway 288-South 610 interchange.
It was later revealed that the 4-year-old was Floyd's niece, according to ABC13.
Arianna was reportedly hit in her torso while she was asleep in her bed and was then rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery for a punctured lung and liver, as well as three broken ribs.
At this time, the incident is still under investigation and police are urging anyone with information to call the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
Was anyone else hurt in the incident?
At the time of the shooting, there were reportedly four adults and two children in the apartment, however, Arianna is the only reported victim.
“My daughter jumped up and said she had been hit,” Arianna’s father Derrick Delane told NBC affiliate Click 2 Houston. “I [saw] the blood, the bleeding, and I grabbed her.”
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While Arianna suffered multiple injuries, she is expected to make a full recovery with her father revealing she was "doing really great."
“She’s healing very fast," Derrick added. "The last time I checked on her she was breathing on her own. She was doing really great."
What happened to George Floyd?
On May 25, 2020, Floyd, who was 46 years old at the time, tragically passed away while in police custody, sparking a nationwide protest against police brutality.
As a result, multiple officers were arrested in relation to the murder, including Derek Chauvin who was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, and sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.
He also pleaded guilty to violating Floyd's civil rights on December 15, 2021.
Chauvin was accused of pressing his knee on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes while Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao allegedly stood by, doing nothing.
Lane, Kueng, and Thao were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd's death and are expected to go to trial later this year.
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