MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Days after a 14-year-old girl was shot, the accused her younger brother, law enforcement works with the district attorney's office to determine the correct action in the case.
"It's a tragedy for us for and this community, said Selinda Walker, who says she is suprised by the death of Dijonae White. "It's a tragedy, period. For a child to lose their life over something like a video game."
White was a Tupelo Middle School student who was on the basketball team and was loved by her peers and community.
Sheriff Cecil Cantrell spoke Tuesday about how White's case is untested ground for everybody.
His office has saught the assistance of District Attorney John Weddle. The sheriff added the case will either become a juvenile case or a criminal adult negligence case.
The sheriff commented that his office has talked with the Department of Human Services and says everyone is working to determine what needs to be done.
"I pray that's what they do," Walker added. "That they find a way to help the little boy and don't treat him as an adult and lock him up."
WTVA did reach out to District Attorney John Weddle. He says he has no comments at this time.
Meanwhile, a candle light vigil for the teen will take place at Front Street Park in Tupelo Thursday at 5 p.m.
According to Williams Memorial Funeral home in Okolona, White's visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The teen's funeral service is set for Sunday at Tupelo Middle School.