The Tragic Story Of The 16-Year-Old, Kalecia Williams

The Tragic Story Of The 16 Year Old Kalecia Williams

Kalecia Pinky Williams was a rising social media content creator and influencer. She had amassed a sizeable following online but lost her life to a known assailant on TikTok. But what exactly happened to her?

The Tragic Story Of The 16 Year Old Kalecia Williams

Kalecia Williams

Who Was Kalecia Williams?

She was a fast-rising social media influencer on TikTok who met her untimely death at 16. Pinky had amassed a huge following online and had a promising future ahead. Kalecia Pinky Williams was born on 1 January 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Her stepfather is Romney Savoy, while Kalecia Williams’ mother’s name is April Smith.

What Happened to Kalecia Williams?

On 26 December 2020, Kalecia Pinky Williams was shot while filming a video live on her TikTok at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Atlanta. The social media star was seen live on TikTok at 12.02 a.m., just moments before her death. Something startled her while recording, causing the recording to stop. The Christmas party Kalecia Williams had received an invitation to a Christmas party from a friend named Infiniti. Infiniti’s mother had spoken with Kalecia’s parents, assuring them she would escort Williams and her friends. She has also informed them that the event will be for girls only.

Unfortunately, that did not happen as the Christmas party, to be held at Infinitis house, was held at the Hyatt Regency instead. In addition, the event was supposed to be a girls-only party, but as it turns out, boys were also present.

Kalecia Williams from TikTok returned from the party around midnight on 26 December 2020 and went to her room at the Hyatt Regency, where she began recording live on her TikTok. According to Kalecia Williams’ TikTok full video, a person interrupts her recording at around 12.02 a.m. Unfortunately, no one knows what happened because the recording had stopped. Police investigations conclude that Pinky got assaulted during this time. According to police statements, they received a call about a gunshot at the Hyatt Regency around 12.30 a.m. When they arrived with the paramedics, they discovered Pinky shot and injured in the hotel lobby, and the EMT attempted to resuscitate her. Unfortunately, she did not survive, as doctors declared her dead on their way to the hospital. The TikTok influencer’s death, while streaming live, left fans shocked, with many condemning the act.


Atalanta police arrested a teenager, Kerie Brown, in connection with the murder of Kalecia Pinky. The suspect was thought to have been Pinky’s boyfriend at the time. According to the police report, the teenager, also present at the Christmas party, assaulted Pinky while she was recording. The adolescent was apprehended, charged, and booked into the Metro Youth Detention Center. His crimes included sexual assault, felony murder, aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and having a pistol while under 18. The boy was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison as he was still a minor.

Kalecia Pinky Williams was buried on 2 January 2021 at Forrest Hills Cemetery. According to an online obituary, Kalecia Williams’ friends posted tributes online and attended a visitation at RW Andrews Mortuary at 1832 Washington Avenue.