This Thursday, April 21, an American child died after being used by his father as a human shield during a shooting that occurred in 2019.
A tragic collateral victim. In 2019, the little Yaseem Jenkins11 months old, was used by his father as a human shield during a shooting, which occurred after a drug trade that degenerated. And this Thursday, April 21, Philadelphia authorities announced that the child was finally died of his injuries several years after the tragedy. “We are awaiting the results of the autopsy but we have good reason to believe that his death was due to his injuries.”said prosecutor Larry Krasner.
At the time, his father, Nafes Monroe, had attempted to pay for drugs with counterfeit money, provoking the anger of his dealer who had ended up drawing a weapon and shooting. Her son had been hit four times, including once in the head, reports WPVI-TV. Little Yaseem was then taken to hospital in critical condition, while his 25-year-old father was arrested and then charged with endangering the life of a child. If the examinations confirm that the little boy succumbed to his injuries, new charges could be brought against his father.
A kitty opened to pay for the funeral of the little boy
“Yaseem fought long and hard to overcome his injuries while continuing to be the happy and strong child that he was, but sadly he lost his fight. We are sad to have to say goodbye to him at such a young age. Our family is heartbroken by this unexpected death.“can we read on the page of GoFundMe or a collection of donations has been opened to help his loved ones pay for his funeral. This kitty has already raised more than $12,000.
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