A manhunt was underway in Little Rock today after a 3-year-old boy was fatally shot in a road-rage encounter while on a shopping trip with his grandmother, USA Today reports. Kim King-Macon, 47, told police she was driving her grandson to the local J.C. Penney store Saturday when she stopped at a stop sign. She said a man drove up behind her, apparently thought she was moving too slowly and honked his horn. She honked back and drove off. King-Macon said the man stepped out of his car and fired one shot. She didn’t realize her grandson was hit until she arrived at the store.
“Tonight’s homicide was a road rage incident, the grandma and 3 year old victim are innocent and have no relationship w/ the suspect,” police said on Twitter. Police were looking for an older black Chevrolet Impala being driven by a tall black man. They said a $20,000 reward would be offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the shooting. “This is probably one of the most frustrating things you will encounter in your (law enforcement) career, when it involves children, particularly kids of this age,” Police Chief Kenton Buckner said. The shooting marked the second time in less than a month that a child was fatally shot while riding in a vehicle in the city. A 2-year-old girl riding in the back seat of a car Nov. 22 was the victim of a drive-by shooting.