A 53-year-old man and his 10-year-old son were arrested Saturday in Sacramento County after the boy shot and killed another boy with a stolen gun he had found in his father’s car, law enforcement officials said. obey the law.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 4700 block of Greenholm Drive in Foothill Farms, an unincorporated community about 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento, shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Officers found an unresponsive 10-year-old boy lying in the middle of a parking lot bleeding from the head and neck. The boy, whom police did not publicly identify, later died at a hospital, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses identified those involved in the shooting and directed officers to a nearby apartment, where they found Arkete Davis and two children, one of whom was his son.
Authorities said the boy, whom they did not identify by name, had grabbed the gun from his father’s car while taking his father’s cigarettes from the vehicle. The boy had “bragged that his father had a gun” before shooting the other boy, the sheriff’s office wrote in a news release. It is unclear if the two children knew each other.
Detectives found a firearm that had been reported stolen in 2017 in a nearby trash can where authorities allege Davis attempted to dispose of it. The boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to the Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Center, authorities said.
Davis was arrested on suspicion of carrying a stolen loaded firearm in a vehicle, endangering the life of a child, unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon, being an accessory after the fact and criminal storage of a firearm, all felonies. serious, according to the authorities and the prison. records. He is being held on $500,000 bail and is expected to appear in court Wednesday, according to jail records.