A 10-year-old California boy died at a trampoline park after a fight with another boy, as his family angrily lashed out at police and claimed the death was an accident.
Witnesses said the young victim, Anthony Doran, was playing basketball with a group of other kids at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Merced on April 13 when he got into a fight with another kid. KFSN News.
Witnesses said Doran fell to the ground at the trampoline park located on Main Street in Merced, a city about 100 miles east of San Jose, where the other boy, whose name has not been released, reportedly ran away.
Bystanders performed CPR on the young victim until emergency crews arrived. He was taken to hospital, but died on April 16 of the injuries he sustained.
Before the fight broke out, family and friends said Doran “dumped” the other kid, “actually hit him, which the other kid didn’t like,” according to KFSN.
Witnesses told KFSN News that 10-year-old Anthony Doran was playing basketball with a group of other kids at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Merced on April 13 when he got into a fight with another kid.
Nelly Bargan, a friend of the family, told the news outlet that Doran was an active child. “He played soccer, he boxed. He just finished basketball. He didn’t have any health issues,” she said. What they say is that it may have been a medical condition. It wasn’t.
Portrait of the Merced Police Chief
On Monday, the Merced Police Department issued an updated statement statement At 3:30 p.m. “Merced youth succumb to injuries,” but Doran’s family responded to the allegations and demanded a full investigation.
They say Doran was healthy, and there is no indication that his death was due to a medical episode unrelated to the beating.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has not yet released the cause of Duran’s death
According to the police, the incident was recorded on surveillance video and the statements of 35 people who were at the scene at the time were documented, according to a department press release.
They reported that witnesses reported seeing Duran playing basketball inside the establishment when he and another child got into a brief physical altercation.
As a result, Doran collapsed and the other young man fled on foot. Duran was taken to a regional trauma center but unfortunately did not survive.
Officials said they are reviewing the case with the Merced County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges will be filed.
An autopsy is also scheduled.
When DailyMail.com contacted the Merced Police Department, they did not respond to our request for comment.
Angela Duran, a relative of the family, set up a GoFundMe to help raise money for Duran’s funeral
Friends and family gathered at a vigil for Doran at Golden Valley High School. This was the second vigil held in his honor since his sudden and tragic death.
There was a balloon release as many held signs with the three words: “Justice for Anthony”.
Doran junior coach Jack Booker told News 11 that he was “devastated.”
At first, I didn’t believe it. I was in denial. Who would have expected anything like this to happen.
He remembered the young team member as someone who “always loved the game” and was “so passionate about the game”.
Nelly Bargan, a family friend, told KFSN that Doran was an “active boy.”
“He played soccer, he boxed. He just finished basketball. He didn’t have any health problems,” she said.
What they are saying is that it may have been a medical condition. has not been.’
Doran’s distraught mother, whose name has not been released but works as a nurse who plans to donate her son’s organs, according to the news outlet.
Angela Duran, a relative of the family, established a GoFundMe to help raise money for Doran’s funeral.
Angela wrote: “Anthony got his wings 4/16/23 I’m asking you in this time of need with any donation for my nephews mom now that she has to lay Anthony to rest.”
We want to give him a proper burial. Thank you for all the love and support you give Anthony.
As of Thursday afternoon, $27,000 has been raised towards their $30,000 goal.