Wednesday, September 26 2007 @ 11:32 AM EDT
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Law was bicycling with friends on July 14 when a car driven by Meyers pulled up behind them on the narrow South Philadelphia street and began honking for them to get out of the way, police said.
Four of the five bicyclists obliged. Law, however, got off his bike and walked around to the passenger side of the stopped car, and he and Meyers argued briefly, according to police. The boy was killed with a single bullet to the chest that passed through his lungs and heart, according to a coroner's report.
Officer Joseph Acavino, who was in uniform but in his own car on his way to work, was behind Meyers' car when the shooting occurred. He testified that as Meyers' car inched up to where Law stood on the side of the road, he saw the driver's arm extend toward the rolled-down passenger side window and he heard a gunshot.
"Tykeem Law, with both hands, grabbed his upper chest area. He looked at his chest and looked at the car," Acavino said. "He looked to his right and to his left, then he went back on his heels and fell backward."
The car sped off before running a stop sign and being broadsided by another car about a block away. Police said they found a loaded .22-caliber revolver on the ground next to the driver's side door.