Teen posts TikTok video moments before being killed

Yahoo News Staff
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A haunting TikTok video allegedly shows the last few moments of a 16-year-old girl’s life.

Mother April Smith, told Fox5 that her daughter, Kalecia Williams, 16, made a dancing video for TikTok from the Hyatt Regency hotel at 12.02am on December 26.

Just minutes later at 12.27am, Kalecia would be discovered in the hotel’s lobby, unconscious.

Kalecia was shot in the groin and was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Kalecia Williams died on December 26, while staying at a hotel in Atlanta. Source: Instagram
Kalecia Williams died on December 26, while staying at a hotel in Atlanta. Source: Instagram

In the final TikTok video, the 16-year-old is seen dancing in the hotel room, however she appears startled when someone enters her room and the video abruptly ends.

"What happened after she made that last Tik Tok video at 12:02am and when she was dead at 12:23 am? I need answers," Ms Smith told Fox5.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault among other things, in relation to Kalecia’s death, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported.

Despite the arrest, Kalecia’s family still want answers.

“It was just a lot of foul play and I'm trying to put all the pieces together because I don't feel like the system is doing enough to help me,” Ms Smith said.

Kalecia Williams was startled by someone who entered her hotel room in a final TikTok, which was made minutes before she was found unconscious. Source: TikTok
Kalecia Williams was startled by someone who entered her hotel room in a final TikTok. Source: TikTok

The mother was not contacted about her daughter’s death until the next morning, eight hours later and she is hoping surveillance footage would provide more information about what happened on the night of the shooting.

Kanautica Starkie, a witness who held Kalecia’s hand before paramedics arrived, said she saw two men coming out of the elevator, holding a girl saying she was shot.

Ms Starkie took a video of paramedics resuscitating Kalecia on the lobby’s floor, however the video only raised more questions with the 16-year-old’s family.

“The young girl said they moved my daughter's body because of the blood, but when we look at the video from the woman from South Carolina there was no blood,” Kalecia’s step-father, Ronney Savoy told Fox5.

The family have continued to protest outside the hotel where she was killed, demanding answers to her death.

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