SACRAMENTO, CA – In a shocking turn of events, an arrest has been made in the tragic shooting death of a 10-year-old boy on Greenholme Drive, according to a media release from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.
The incident unfolded just after 4:30 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2023, when Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call reporting a shooting on the 4700 block of Greenholme Drive. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive juvenile in the parking lot, bleeding from his head and neck. Initial reports from witnesses had mistakenly identified the victim as 13-14 years old, but it was later confirmed that he was only ten years old.
Deputies acted swiftly, initiating life-saving efforts, including CPR, until the Sacramento Metro Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene. Despite their valiant efforts, the young victim succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.
As deputies secured the scene, witnesses provided crucial information. They pointed out that the individuals responsible for the shooting had fled into a nearby apartment. Deputies acted promptly, calling out the occupants of the apartment and detaining them without incident. Among those detained was 53-year-old Arkete Davis.
Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene investigators were summoned to the scene, where they interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. Their investigation unveiled a deeply disturbing sequence of events. It was revealed that one of the juveniles detained, also a 10-year-old male, had gone to his father's vehicle, which was none other than Davis', to retrieve cigarettes. Shockingly, the young boy discovered a firearm inside the vehicle and boasted to others about his father's weapon. Tragically, he then proceeded to shoot the victim once before fleeing into a nearby apartment.
Detectives later located the firearm discarded in a nearby trashcan, where it is believed Davis had attempted to dispose of it. It was further confirmed that Davis was legally prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm, and the weapon itself had been reported stolen in 2017.
In light of these revelations, the juvenile believed to have fired the fatal shot was arrested and transported to the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility. He now faces a charge of PC 187 – Murder.
As for Arkete Davis, he was taken into custody and transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he faces multiple felony firearm-related charges, along with charges of PC 273a(a) – Child Endangerment and PC 32 – Accessory After the Fact. He is currently being held on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on January 3, 2024.
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