SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A tragic incident unfolded in the Foothill Farms area of Sacramento County, as a 10-year-old boy reportedly took a stolen gun from his father’s car and fatally shot another 10-year-old boy with it. The shooting occurred on Saturday around 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Greenholme Drive.
Responding deputies attempted to save the young victim by performing CPR, but he tragically passed away at the hospital. The victim, identified as Keith Frierson, was affectionately known as “KJ” by his loved ones.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, their investigation revealed that the suspected 10-year-old shooter had retrieved the gun from his father’s vehicle while attempting to get him cigarettes. The boy then proceeded to brandish the weapon, boasting to others about his father’s possession of it.
Following the shooting, the young suspect fled to a nearby apartment. The specific circumstances that led to the tragic incident remain unclear. The sheriff’s office also disclosed that the accused shooter’s father, 53-year-old Arkete Davis, was legally prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.
Subsequent investigations led to the discovery of a stolen firearm in a nearby trashcan, believed to have been discarded by Davis. The 10-year-old suspected shooter was apprehended and faces a murder charge, while Davis was booked into jail for several firearm-related charges, as well as child endangerment and being an accessory after the fact. He is being held on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3.