Italia Kelly, 22, was shot and killed June 1 in Davenport, Iowa, as she was leaving a protest outside a Walmart.
Kelly and a friend were getting in a vehicle to leave because a protest had turned unruly when she was struck in the back by a bullet, said her aunt, Amy Hale of Atchison, Kansas. No arrests have been made.
“She was always smiling, always laughing. That’s why it’s so sad that she was taken in such a violent way,” Hale said. “That is not Italia. She was the bright, bubbly big personality in the room.”
In the video below Kelly rages at violent protesters, screaming repeatedly that they — not the police — killed her sister.
“My sister is gone and it’s not from a cop … My sister is gone because one of you, a protester, shot my sister. A protester, not the police!
Because you guys, I lost my sister. I lost my sister because of you. You! You are so mad at the police that you are hurting everyone else. You’re so mad at the police, you guys killed my sister!
For those who don’t know, it wasn’t the police who shot my sister, it was one of y’all!”