Ledbetter and Aaliyah’s stepfather, Casey Emmanuel Briggs, on Monday recalled the moments leading up to what was one of the worst days of their lives.
“We was riding down the road, and you don’t ever think of nothing like that,” Briggs said.
“It was just like a regular day and she got ice cream and it just happened,” Ledbetter added.
As they were riding in the car together, Briggs said they looked out and saw a man pointing a gun at them.
When police, fire and EMS arrived, Aaliyah was rushed to the hospital, where she died.