Three-year-old Acen King was shot dead in road rage incident on Saturday when a driver opened fire on his grandmother’s car because she wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop light.
According to the Daily Mail, Acen’s grandmother Kim King-Macon, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was transporting the boy and another one-year-old child when a fellow driver stepped out of his car and started shooting, hitting Acen at least once. Kim told police she saw a Black male get out of the black Chevrolet Impala and fire one gunshot. She believed the man fired the gunshot in the air, so she continued on to her destination to meet family members.
Once in the parking lot, she got out and saw a bullet hole in her car. When she opened the rear passenger side door, she found the three-year-old slumped over in the seat. The paramedics responded to the scene and took Acen to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Lt. Steve McClanahan of the Little Rock Police Department said investigators believe the boy and his grandmother were completely innocent and have no relationship with the shooter, who is currently still on the loose. He stated, “There are some things that we can do. I’m not gonna go into all the specifics of what they are, but of course we work with our Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles. You know, there are searches that we can do for a particular car or particular color.”
There is a $20,000 reward being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved.