Arrested 10-Year-Old Shoots Another Child with Stolen Gun in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Authorities in Sacramento County have reported the arrest of a 10-year-old boy in connection with the shooting death of another child in Foothill Farms, an unincorporated suburb of Sacramento. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting report on Saturday afternoon and found the 10-year-old victim bleeding from the head and neck in a parking lot. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim was later identified as Keith Frierson.

The incident occurred when another 10-year-old boy found a loaded gun in his father’s truck and proceeded to shoot the victim once before fleeing into a nearby apartment. The Sheriff’s Office stated that the young boy had bragged about his father having a gun before the shooting took place. Following the incident, the 10-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder, while his father was also arrested on suspicion of various crimes, including carrying a stolen, loaded firearm in a vehicle, child endangerment, and being an accessory to a crime after the fact.

Authorities alleged that the father, an ex-felon who was prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm, attempted to discard the gun by throwing it into a nearby trash can. The firearm in question had been reported stolen in 2017. The man remained in jail on $500,000 bail, and it was unclear whether he had legal representation at the time.

The tragic incident has raised concerns about gun safety and access to firearms by minors, highlighting the need for responsible gun ownership and the prevention of unauthorized access to firearms by children. The case remains under investigation, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward to assist with the ongoing inquiry.