Foothill Farms Tragedy: Father in Custody After Son Fatally Shoots 10-Year-Old

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, California – A tragic incident unfolded in the Foothill Farms community in Sacramento County, California, leaving a 10-year-old boy dead after being shot by another child. The 53-year-old father of the accused child is also in custody in relation to the incident.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the man sent his son to retrieve cigarettes from his car, and the boy found a gun inside the vehicle. The sheriff’s office reported that the boy then bragged about his father having a gun and proceeded to shoot the victim once before fleeing to a nearby apartment.

Deputies found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and neck and performed life-saving efforts until first responders arrived. Despite their efforts, the child was pronounced dead at the hospital. The suspected shooter’s father, Arkete Davis, allegedly attempted to dispose of the gun by placing it in a trash can. It was later revealed that the firearm was stolen.

The victim was identified as Keith “KJ” Frierson. The name of the suspected shooter was withheld due to being a juvenile. The father, Arkete Davis, has been arrested and is facing charges including possession of a firearm, criminal storage of a firearm, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, child endangerment, and acting as an accessory to a crime after the fact.

Davis is currently being held in custody with bail set at $500,000. The accused child is detained at the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility. The legal process continues, and authorities are expected to handle the case within the required time frame for juveniles in Sacramento County.