A graduation celebration for a group of kindergartners in Pennsylvania turned into a deadly shooting — all because of a dispute between two young boys.
Police said Devon Brown, 29, was fatally shot in the head Wednesday night by 27-year-old Tremaine Jamison at the Marion Terrace Apartment Complex in Hanover Township.
Brown’s wife, Antionette Nimmons, said it was supposed to be a day to celebrate her 6-year-old son’s graduation from kindergarten, but instead, it was where she lost her loving husband.
“An altercation between two 6-year-old boys is the reason why I don’t have my kid’s father with me today,” Nimmons said.
Brown’s little boy was accused of punching Jamison’s son, leaving with him a black eye.
“They both graduated from kindergarten yesterday. His friend is the one who he allegedly gave a black eye too, but he didn’t have a black eye. They were just rough playing like boys do,” Nimmons said.
Witnesses said it happened after a fight between the two little boys escalated and the adults got involved.
The two fathers and several other adults started arguing — and that’s when things escalated.
One adult pulled out a pocketknife and Brown went inside his house to grab a blade of his own, the outlet reported.
Jamison grabbed a handgun and fired a single shot at Brown’s head, authorities said.
Brown was pronounced dead and Jamison, from Harlem, fled. Police believe he’s back in New York.
Until Wednesday, Nimmons had never seen Jamison.
Nimmons said now all she can do is stay strong for her two children and keep the positive memories of Brown alive.
“He was outgoing, funny, goofy, always the center of attention, always had everybody laughing,” Nimmons said.
She also says he was a wonderful father and a role model to other kids in the neighborhood.