Tariq Akbar, 14 of Milwaukee, was killed on July 3 after being confronted by attackers at the end of a pre-Independence Day fireworks display. The teen was shot eight or nine times.
According to Akbar’s mother, her son was approached by a group of teens who wanted to fight. The boy was shot in the head as he tried to escape his attackers. Officers tried to get to him to administer CPR, but they were unable to revive him.
The exact reason for the attack isn’t yet clear. Police are asking for help surrounding the killing. If you have information, please share it with the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360.
“He loved everybody and everybody loved him,” shared Akbar’s mother. “We wasn’t a person to be in a mess.”
See the above video report for more details.