Reward Increased For The Murdered 4 Year Old Snipes

Staff Reports

It has been two years and four months since the senseless murder of four year old Assata Snipes. The Americus police were called to a shooting incident at 802-B Georgia Avenue, Americus, Georgia and discovered that a four year old black female child had been shot by a drive-by shooter.

The Americus office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) joined the Americus police in the investigation of this senseless murder. Danny Jackson GBI and other officers at the scene said that bullet holes were found in a window of the room where Assata was shot and killed.

Milledge and her six year old sister Isiss Snipes were home at the time of the shooting. Aaron said that the family was watching television when they heard gun shots and the sound of breaking glass and it took a minute before they realized that the shots were coming into their house. At first we were scrambling to get on the floor. I was telling everybody to get down and after I didn’t hear anymore shots or glass breaking, then I told everybody lets get out of here and we ran to the front door; when I went outside and started to go around the side of the house we realized that Assata wasn’t with us. We ran back inside and saw her lying on the floor by the sofa and didn’t know she had been shot until we saw the blood and I started to pick her up.

The GBI has complete control of the case now and they are continuing to follow up on leads but say that the leads are coming in slow. There is a $6,000.00 reward for anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott, the NAACP of Americus and Sumter County and the GBI have been in discussions about the investigation and working to get more leads about the shooting. Chief Scott, the NAACP, and the GBI want everyone to know that Assata’s life mattered; and that they will continue to follow-up on leads to bring whoever is responsible for this innocent child’s death to justice.

In a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation: A joint investigation by the Americus office of the GBI and the Americus Police Department continues into the fatal shooting incident which occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 30, 2014. The shooting incident occurred at 802B Georgia Avenue, Americus, Georgia which resulted in the death of a four year child, Assata Snipes.

The investigation into the matter is still ongoing .The reward in this investigation is $6,000.00 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the GBI office in Americus at (229) 931-2439 or the Americus Police Department at (229)924-3677.