Who is April McHerron? Bio, Wiki, Age, Suspect, Murder, Police Report

April McHerron
April McHerron

April McHerron Bio – April McHerron Wiki

April McHerron, the aunt of Blessings who said she was driving the vehicle when it was struck, expressed her sorrow at the vigil.“Blessings are gone,” McHerron said. “There ain’t no coming back from that. My niece is still in the hospital fighting. I don’t know if you all know how much that girl meant to us.


April McHerron is 21 years old.


Officials said that a 6-year-old girl died from her injuries on Friday after a car fleeing from police struck her family’s vehicle.

April McHerron and four family members were headed home after spending the day at the pool when McHerron approached a four-way stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., she told CBS News Minnesota.

“I stopped at the stop sign. I looked and there were no cars,” McHerron said. “Then I just see a car, and it was too late after that.”

She says that her vehicle flipped over several times before landing on its roof.
“Instantly when I woke up and realized we were upside down, I tried to reach over and unsnap my niece’s seatbelt, but I couldn’t,” she says. “I unsnapped mine and just got out.”

McHerron told CBS News she had never heard a siren.
According to Brooklyn Center Police, officials were pursuing 28-year-old Hakeem Muhammad, a suspect with an active murder warrant. They attempted to use a tire-deflating device but failed, and Muhammad allegedly fled.
They could not catch up to him until he collided with McHerron’s vehicle, police stated.

“The murder suspect was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody,” officials stated.

Muhammad is currently being held at Hennepin County Jail and facing a count of vehicular homicide, criminal vehicular operation causing great harm, and fleeing a peace officer, among other charges.

He is expected to appear in front of a judge at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to online records. It was unclear whether he had obtained an attorney to speak on his behalf. He has not yet entered a plea.

McHerron and her four family members were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. Her niece, Blessings McLurain-Gray, died at the hospital.

The family has struggled with the loss of the 6-year-old girl who brought joy to their lives, McCarron says.

“You can feel the emptiness without her presence, without her being around. You know she’s not there,” she said. “We’re empty without her. We’ll never be the same.”

In addition to the pain of their loss, McLurain-Gray’s father, Cortel Gray, told CBS News he wants people to be held accountable.

“Something needs to change,” Gray said. “Everyone needs to be held accountable. Everybody. Him, the police, the city, the state, because they’re the one making the law.”

A GoFundMe page has been established to help the family.

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