A 15-year-old was run over by a driver of an SUV outside of a Somali community center in Kansas City, MO yesterday, which police say was a deliberate act. The incident nearly severed the boy’s legs, and he died later in the hospital.
After his arrest, the driver was found to have a machete and other weapons in his vehicle.
Kansas City police spokeswoman Kari Thompson said early on Friday that the death was being investigated as a homicide.
Federal agents are assisting in the investigation and “also have opened this matter as a federal civil rights investigation as a potential hate crimes violation”, according to FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton.