The family of an 8-year-old girl who was killed by police gunfire at a high school football game in August files a federal lawsuit against the officers and the Delaware County borough.
The victim was identified as Fanta Bility who was leaving a football game with her family at Academy Park High School when police shot at a vehicle driving near the stadium.
According to the lawsuit report, one of the bullets missed the car and struck Fanta in the back causing her to die in her mother’s arms a short time later at the scene.
However, reports said that, three Sharon Hill police officers allegedly opened fire when a confrontation nearby escalated to gunfire just as spectators were leaving the stadium
Moreover, The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office has also charged two individuals with first-degree murder and related offenses in connection with the Aug. 27 police shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility.
According to Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer’s own statement, he plans to charge two Black teenagers with first-degree murder for the killing of 8-year-old Fanta Bility, even though police shot her. Fanta was leaving a football game with her family in late August when she was killed.
The two black teenagers were identified as Angelo Ford, 16, of Sharon Hill, had been arrested, and that law enforcement was looking for Hasein Strand, 18, of Collingdale. The pair allegedly got into an argument at the football game and fired shots at each other on the 900 block of Coates Street, near the stadium.
The bullets fired by the police hit a crowd of bystanders, killing Fanta Bility and wounding her 13-year-old sister and two others.
Furthermore, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer has previously stated that it was officers’ gunfire that killed Fanta.
The suspects were identified as John Scanlan III however, the third officer’s name was not officially released.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation into the shooting continues.