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'She was a happy baby': Family, friends say goodbye to 3-year-old Brooklyn Harris

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 18:37:12-04

MILWAUKEE — The New Pitts Mortuary was packed with people for 3-year-old Brooklyn Harris' funeral service Tuesday afternoon.

Brooklyn was tragically killed in an alleged road rage incident on July 13. Antonio Bratcher, 39, is behind bars for allegedly firing into the car Harris was in.

"It’s just so sad that an innocent life was taken and I just want to make sure there is justice for my granddaughter,"said Lasangna Ferguson-Fields, Brooklyn's grandmother.

The service was decorated for a princess with pink balloons and Minnie Mouse around every corner.

"She was a happy baby, always laughing, smiling and loved to eat," said family friend, Gwendolyn Evans.

The pain from the loss of Brooklyn could be felt throughout the room as loved ones spoke about the 3-year-old who loved to dance, play with her dolls and eat.

Brooklyn's father, Shawndell Harris, said every day he thinks about his little girl.

"I’m miss you a lot," he said.

The loss of a 3-year-old to gun violence was felt throughout the city. Mayor Tom Barrett paid a visit to offer his condolences and support. Some that didn't even know the 3-year-old stopped by to express their outrage and emotions.

"It hurt me deep y’all. I don’t know what to say. I’ve been a little lost this week. I can’t imagine losing a baby."

Brooklyn's grandmother is ultimately asking for people to put the guns down.

"All these kids should be safe out here," said Ferguson-Fields.