Watch: Heartbreaking 911 Call From Tragic and Fatal Arkansas Road Rage Shooting of 3-Year-Old Acen King Released

Watch: Heartbreaking 911 Call From Tragic and Fatal Arkansas Road Rage Shooting of 3-Year-Old Acen King Released

His grandmother can be heard wailing in the background.

Published December 20th

The 911 call that immediately followed the senseless shooting of 3-year-old Acen King in Little Rock, Arkansas, has been released. King sat in the car with his grandmother when a road rage incident resulted in his fatal shooting.  

"My [grandson's] been shot," Kim King-Macon, his grandmother, yelled over the phone to a 911 dispatcher. "Oh my God!"

According the police report, a woman in the JCPenney parking lot dialed 911 on Kim King-Macon’s behalf. As the call began, King-Macon’s screams reverberated through the sprawling lot. 

  1. The incident took place on Saturday evening when King-Macon pulled up to a four-way intersection. As she pulled up to the stop sign, the motorist behind her became agitated and honked his horn. She honked back, which set the driver off into a fit of rage.

    Then, police said, the man got out of his black Chevrolet Impala with a gun in hand and fired into her car, Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Steven McClanahan said.

    "One shot was fired and it went through the vehicle and hit the child," McClanahan said.

    King-Macon did not realize Acen had been shot, so she drove nine miles to the JCPenney. It was only when she went to get her grandson from the car that she realized he was wounded, according to a police incident report.

    "She didn't know he was shot," a bystander told the 911 operator after speaking with the grandmother.

    As bystanders called 911, King-Macon performed CPR on Acen, who suffered a neck wound. Paremedics soon arrived and took the boy to Arkansas Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Police continue to search for the gunman and have offered a $40,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

  2. Acen's murder comes during an influx of gun violence in Little Rock
  3. A GoFundMe has been set up to aid with funeral expenses

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: KATV Janelle via Twitter)

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