9-year-old boy killed by stray bullet while watching SpongeBob SquarePants

Two young brothers were hit – one fatally – by a stray bullet that went through the wall and entered the family’s Las Vegas apartment while watching “Spongebob Squarepants” last week.

SirArmani Clark, 9, was on the sofa watching the children’s cartoon with his brother, Honor Tate, 6, when a bullet went through the wall and killed him on March 10, FOX 5 reported .

“If I could have taken that bullet for them, I would have. I would rather they live without mom than lose their lives,” their mother, Justine Tate, told FOX 5.

The ball hit SirArmani in the head, breaking apart before hitting Honor in the leg.

After hearing the shot, their family came running from the other room.

Sir Armani Clark
Nine-year-old SirArmani Clark was hit in the head by the stray bullet and died.

“We jump out of bed and run into the living room. We heard Honor moan. No sound from Armani… He doesn’t say anything. He does not answer me. All I can see at this point is my baby’s head falling and falling to the side,” Justine recalled crying.

“My baby was shot in the head,” cried Justine.

SirArmani was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he died, while Honor is expected to recover from his injuries, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Justine and Marieal Collins had just moved their family to Las Vegas from Reno for Justine’s job about a week before filming.

Justine Tate
Justine Tate said her son was an amazing soccer player and could kick a soccer ball better than her.

The grieving parents said they knew it would be difficult for Honor to come out of the tragedy and grow up without her older brother.

“My kids didn’t deserve any of this!” Honor must move on with her life after seeing the most traumatic thing a 6 year old could imagine,” Justine wrote on a GoFundMe page to raise money for SirArmani’s funeral costs.

Honor and SirArmani
Honor and SirArmani were on the couch watching Spongebob Squarepants when the bullet went through the wall in their family’s apartment.
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She told FOX 5 of her youngest son, “My baby is so traumatized. He doesn’t want to leave the house. Yesterday, when I went to clean his wounds, he immediately said to me: ‘Mom, I want Armani.’ »

The neighbor responsible for the stray bullet was arrested following the shooting.

Authorities did not share his name but confirmed he was a convicted felon who should not have had access to a firearm.

The family had moved to Las Vegas a week prior for Justine’s work.

“He’s out there showing off with a gun and then pulls the trigger on the gun and kills one kid and hospitalizes another,” Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill said. at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

It is not known what charges the neighbor will face.

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