On December 17, 2016 Acen King was fatally shot by Gary Holmes in a road rage incident, with his grandmother Kim King-Macon was driving with Acen and a one-year-old. The shooting happened after another motorist became enraged that Kim was driving too slow. The shooting occurred nearby a JC Penny store in Little Rock. 
Kim King-Macon, 47, was driving her three-year-old grandson Acen King and a one-year-old in her Dodge Charger when she slowed for a stop sign. A nearby driver, described as a tall black male becam angry and began honking his horn at her when she legally stopped. 
King-Macon did not know where the bullet had hit and drove off from her attacker and went a shot distance to a car park of the nearby JC Penney department store where she had planned to take her grandchild, police stated in a report. 
It was only when she stopped her car did she realize her three-year-old grandson had been shot.
Acen King was rushed to hospital by MEMS where he was pronounced dead.