One wonders what was going on in the head of Jamar Pinkney Senior yesterday when he marched his son out of his mother's house at gun point. We may never know the root cause for this senseless tragic crime.
Highland Park, Detroit- The police are tight-lipped about the crime, but the family has shared the events with Detroit media. Reports from Detroit say the 15 year old boy was rushed to hospital after being shot in the head, but he succumbed to his injury and died.
The boy's father is alleged to have killed his son with a shot to the head during an argument that turned abusive and violent. Police say the 37-year old man apparently shot his son then fled the scene. Relatives identified the boy as Jamar Pinkney Jr., and police are holding his father for the crime. While no-one quite knows exactly what happened, there was an apparent argument between father and son, which resulted in the father marching his son out to a field by their home. Jamar was naked. Jamar's father then shot the boy in the head and fled the scene.
It was a tragic scene, according to family members, with Jamar and his mother pleading with Jamar's father to not shoot the boy. Police are still investigating.
Jamar's aunt, Yolanda Cherry, told Fox 2"My nephew was laying on the ground, but he was begging and pleading... no, daddy, don't do this. I was trying to make sure he stayed warm."
Jamar's grandfather said "I didn't know he was that kind of a father that he would... come and kill his own blood. He's got to be sick."
The family claims that Jamar's father shot the youth in the back of the head.
Respondents to Fox 2 left comments stating feelings of rage and grief.
From news reports, it appears that Jamar PInkney Sr. was divorced from Jamar's mother.
The family said they cannot afford to bury Jamar.
Jamar attended George Washington Carver Academy in Highland Park, Detroit.
The tragedy has gripped Detroit, which has seen violent crime as well as property crimes increase over the years. Detroit has been named by Forbes as the most dangerous of America's cities.
Update, November 17 10:06 pm - The Detroit News reports that Jamar Sr. is being held in jail, but not yet under arrest. The prosecutor's office is reviewing an arrest warrent request for Jamar Sr. Jamar Jr.'s aunt, Yolanda Cherry told the Detroit News that the argument between father and son was about a sexual incident involving a young girl. It is expected that Jamar Sr. will be arraigned tomorrow.