SF Family Demands Justice For Six-Year-Old Boy Shot To Death On July 4

Carrie Hodousek
July 07, 2020 - 6:20 pm
San Francisco Family and Mayor London Breed Demand Justice for Death of Young Boy on July 4

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A San Francisco family is demanding justice for a six-year-old boy who was shot and killed the night of the Fourth of July.

Jason Young, the boy’s father, hunched over trying to catch his breath as he grasped the podium and said his six-year-old son Jace didn’t deserve to lose his life to gun violence. 

“Stop killing each other,” he pleaded.

The boy was shot to death while watching fireworks in the Bayview District of San Francisco.

Mayor London Breed joined the family at a spot the young boy loved, the waterfront at the Chase Center, to demand change within Black communities.

“If this doesn’t make us rise up, I don’t know what will,” she said. “If this doesn’t outrage you, I don’t know what will. If this doesn’t make you stop, I don’t know what will. We gotta stop it, no more funerals!”

San Francisco Family and Mayor London Breed Demand Justice for Death of Young Boy on July 4
Carrie Hodousek/ KCBS Radio

Police are still working to identify a suspect, and Chief Bill Scott is asking for the public’s help.

“We know people know what happened,” he said. 

Anyone with information of the incident can call San Francisco police at 415-575-4444.