Sacramento County Family Demands Justice After 10-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. – Community members are seeking justice after a tragic incident in which a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot in the Foothill Farms area of Sacramento County. The young victim, identified as Keith Frierson, known as KJ, was remembered by his family as a smart, kind, and respectful boy who had his life cut short in a senseless act of violence. The grieving family set up a memorial at the shooting site to honor KJ’s memory.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 10-year-old boy was shot by another 10-year-old boy on a Saturday afternoon. The suspected shooter allegedly accessed his father’s vehicle to retrieve a gun, which had been reported stolen in 2017, and proceeded to shoot KJ. The victim was rushed to the hospital but tragically succumbed to his injuries. Family members expressed deep sorrow and frustration, holding both the child’s parents and the alleged shooter accountable for the devastating loss.

Authorities later arrested the suspected shooter’s father, 53-year-old Arkete Davis, who allegedly attempted to dispose of the gun used in the shooting. Davis, who was legally restricted from owning or possessing a firearm, was taken into custody along with his 10-year-old son in connection to the killing. The 10-year-old suspected shooter faces a murder charge and was placed in the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, while Davis was booked on multiple gun-related charges, child endangerment, and being an accessory after the fact. Davis is being held on a $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on January 3.

The grieving family has been left to cope with the loss of KJ and has established an online fundraiser to help cover funeral expenses. As the community mourns the tragic incident, they are seeking justice and support for KJ, emphasizing the need for accountability for those responsible for his untimely death. The memory of KJ, a 10-year-old who was full of promise, continues to live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.