The young boy's mother was killed on 54th near Shattuck, in North Oakland, on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, around 8:45 p.m. Officers at the scene had to care for him. The Chief was there, and had this to say:
"This is one of the saddest situations, where you have a 4-year-old that basically witnessed someone getting killed," Jordan said. "That is a memory he is going to have in his mind for a very long time. I'm not sure how he is going to recover from that."