SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. – A tragic incident unfolded in the Foothill Farms area of Sacramento County when a 10-year-old boy allegedly took a stolen gun from his father’s car and fatally shot another 10-year-old boy. The shooting took place on Saturday around 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Greenholme Drive. Despite the efforts of deputies who responded to the scene and provided CPR, the victim, identified as Keith Frierson, did not survive.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, their investigation revealed that the suspected 10-year-old shooter had taken the gun from his father’s vehicle after going to get him cigarettes. Allegedly, the boy then bragged about his father having a gun before using it to shoot the other 10-year-old. The details surrounding the motive for the shooting remain unclear at this time.
Following the tragic event, the accused shooter was apprehended and taken to the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, where he faces a murder charge. Additionally, his father, 53-year-old Arkete Davis, was taken into custody and booked for firearm-related charges, child endangerment, and for being an accessory after the fact. Investigators also discovered a firearm in a nearby trashcan, which was reported stolen in 2017, leading the sheriff’s office to believe that Davis attempted to dispose of it after the shooting.
As the community mourns the loss of the young victim, Davis remains in custody with a bail set at $500,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on January 3. This heartbreaking incident serves as a grim reminder of the devastating consequences of irresponsible firearm ownership and access, especially when it comes to the safety of children. The authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting as the community grapples with the tragic loss.