Child shot in vehicle dies of injuries
A boy shot along with his mother in their car last weekend has died of his injuries.
Jaedan Sharpe, 9, son of 31-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, was shot on Jan. 4 in a sports utility vehicle on Lucas Drive. The Durham Police Department on Friday confirmed that the boy had died.
His death marks the first homicide of the year for Durham.
Callers told 911 operators that a shooter, on foot, fired as many as six shots into the vehicle. Holloway then drove a few blocks away to get help. The suspect fled.
No charges had been filed late Friday, said police spokeswoman Kammie Michel, and investigators continue trying to determine a motive.
Sharpe was a third-grader at W.G. Pearson Elementary School.
On Friday, Durham Public Schools released a statement from the school’s principal, LaManda Pryor.
“He was a popular and well-liked third-grader throughout our school community,” Pryor said. “Our school counselors and administrators, as well as staff from our school district, have been on hand all day helping our staff and students who have wanted to talk to someone, and they will be available next week.
“Jaedan’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
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