Dad Devastated: Sleeping Eight-Year-Old Son Shot Dead By Gunman

Devastated Dad

*A father is shown devastated after a gunman fired shots into the bedroom of his eight-year-old  who was asleep in his Detroit home. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Jakari Pearson was sleeping in his upstairs bedroom when a gunman fired several times at the house, striking the youngster in the chest at around 1.15am on Wednesday.

Jakari’s mother was also shot and was taken to a hospital, but her condition is unknown, WWJ reported.

The police believe they know who did it.

Neighbors said they heard five rapid shots when the assailant struck around 1:00a.m., and bullet holes are seen in the brick, as well as an upstairs window.

Sources have reported to WWJ that there was a domestic dispute prior to the incident, between Jakari’s mother and a man, other than the boys father.

B’atrice Spears, who lives nearby and has young children who played with the boy, left a teddy bear on the porch next to a superhero-themed bedsheet and called him a ‘sweetheart’.

‘Hearing the gunshots and I heard his mother screaming, so I ran around here,’ Spears told The Detroit News. ‘Seen him in the middle of the street, and I seen his mother in the middle of the street, also. Police were already here, they were just waiting on an ambulance.’

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