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It was a Sunday afternoon and Rodriquez Ferguson was playing on the front porch of his grandmother’s house.
A wide-eyed 4-year-old who loved race cars and Ninja Turtles, Rodriquez was enjoying the last hours of the weekend among the leafy trees in his family’s Birmingham, Alabama neighborhood. But before 2:30 p.m., a man arrived at the house with a gun.
He began arguing with other adults in the house over a cellphone that his and their children were reportedly fighting over, according to Birmingham police.
Then he began to fire his weapon.
Rodriquez was fatally struck in the head by the time police officers arrived at the house on Avenue Q, according to police. He died shortly after arriving at the Children’s Hospital.
Family members described Rodriquez to AL.com as popular and cheerful, particularly at the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, where he was a Head Start student.
- Denise Bell
Organizer and beneficiary