SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. – Loved ones are seeking justice after a tragic incident left a 10-year-old boy dead in the Foothill Farms area of Sacramento County. The young boy was allegedly shot and killed by another 10-year-old who had fired his father’s stolen gun. The victim, affectionately known as KJ, was described as smart, intelligent, kind, and loving by his family members.
The shooting took place outside an apartment complex on Greenholme Drive, where memorial tributes of flowers, candles, and balloons were set up in honor of KJ. According to KJ’s aunt Erika, the young boy had gone outside for only a brief moment to ride his bike when the shooting occurred. The tragic event has left the family devastated and calling for accountability.
Investigators disclosed that the suspected shooter, a 10-year-old boy, had obtained the gun from his father’s vehicle and then proceeded to brag about it before shooting KJ. The victim was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The sheriff’s office has since arrested the alleged shooter’s father, 53-year-old Arkete Davis, and the 10-year-old suspect in connection to the killing.
Both Davis and his son are facing serious charges, including murder, child endangerment, and illegal possession of a firearm. The distraught family is now focused on keeping KJ’s memory alive and seeking justice for his untimely death. They have set up an online fundraiser to help cover the expenses of his funeral. The suspected shooter has been sent to the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, while Davis is being held on a $500,000 bail.
The tragic loss of a young life has left the community in shock, prompting calls for responsible gun ownership and the importance of keeping firearms secure. As the investigation continues and the legal process unfolds, the family of KJ is left to grieve and remember a life that was cut short far too soon.