George Floyd’s great niece Arianna, 4, is shot in bed in attack at family home after she paid tribute at protests

GEORGE Floyd’s four-year-old great-niece was shot dead in her bed in an attack on her family’s home in Houston after participating in several protests last year.

According to ABC13, the bullet was launched by one or more unidentified suspects who shot into her family’s home in Texas.

George Floyd's great-niece Arianna, 4

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George Floyd’s great-niece Arianna, 4Credit: family handout
George Floyd's great-niece was hit by a bullet while she was sleeping in her Houston home

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George Floyd’s great-niece was hit by a bullet while she was sleeping in her Houston home
The girl's father said he believed her home was attacked

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The girl’s father said he believed her home was attackedImage credit: abc13

Arianna, 4, had surgery after she was shot and is expected to survive.

According to her father, Arianna is staying in the hospital with a punctured lung and liver and three broken ribs.

At the time of the shooting, there were four adults and two children in the house on Yellowstone Blvd, in southern Houston.

The father said Arianna was sleeping in her bed when the shooting took place.

“My daughter jumped up and said, ‘Dad, I was beaten,'” he tearfully told ABC 13.

He said the little one hopes to become a cheerleader or a dancer and he hopes she can still achieve her dreams.

The police have not yet released a description of the shooter and a possible motive.

The child reportedly took part in several protests in honor of her murdered uncle over the past year.

ABC 13 aired footage last year in which the family, including Arianna, responded to Derek Chauvin being found guilty in Floyd’s murder.

Arianna’s mother is Floyd’s niece Bianca, whose mother is his sister LaTonya.

Floyd was the oldest of George Perry and Larcenia Jones Floyd’s five children.

His two brothers are Rodney and Philonise and his other sister is Bridgett.

“I CAN NOT BREATH”

Floyd died on May 25, 2020, shortly after being arrested for allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $ 20 bill to buy cigarettes in a grocery store.

His death sparked worldwide protests against racism and police brutality.

Chauvin, one of the police officers involved, was convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.

Shortly after the tragic incident, a video surfaced showing Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck while lying on the floor for more than nine minutes.

Floyd’s dying words, “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for street demonstrators.

The City of Minneapolis identified three other officials, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, who saw Floyd’s death and did nothing to intervene.

All officers have been fired from the department.

Derek was Chauvin when Floyd died.  convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter

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Derek was Chauvin when Floyd died. convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter
Bullet holes can be seen on the outside of the family home

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Bullet holes can be seen on the outside of the family homeImage credit: abc13
The girl was sleeping when she was shot

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The girl was sleeping when she was shotCredit: Google
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