There appears to be a lot of misinformation and confusion about this shooting of an 11-year-old boy. It’s tragic and heartbreaking when someone so young is the victim of violence.
Two things really stood out when I was looking at this situation - the complete arrest warrant was posted on the website (WJLA’s article) and the quote at the end of the WTOP.com article:
“Guns do indeed kill people,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said over the weekend after McClam’s arrest was announced. “Guns in the hands of the wrong people are deadly and make our neighborhoods unsafe. We cannot wait for another child to fall victim to senseless gun violence.”
It appears to me that the couple in the car did everything right, they were trying to save an 11yo. The way I read it they acted compassionately to protect a child they didn’t even know from an obvious dangerous and potentially deadly threat.