FREDERICK, Md. (DC NEWS NOW) — On Oct. 15, 2022, Abrei Hill’s world came crashing down. That’s the day her daughter texted her to tell her that Hill’s 14-year-old son, Kaimaini Dove had been shot.

“I just miss him so much,” Hill said.

Police said Dove was in and apartment on Waverley Drive. Another 14-year-old boy whom Dove knew was handling a gun. Investigators said it went off and the bullet hit him. Dove died.

“He’s just a really good sweetheart, very helpful,” Hill said.

The Frederick Police Department said officers arrested the 14-year-old boy accused of killing Dove. They took him into custody after a grand jury indicted him on May 23, 2023 on the following charges:

The boy is now being charged with:

  • Involuntary manslaughter of a minor
  • Minor in possession of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment

Dove, who was a freshman at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, would have turned 15 in June.