According to WXIA-Atlanta, 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill was playing with a gun while live streaming himself last Wednesday. The weapon discharged, killing the Forest Park native.
Shaq said he felt moved to act.
In a statement, Shaq said he sympathized with the boy’s mother who lost her only son:
“No mother should have to go through this.
“I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi’s family must be feeling. I just wanted to do what I could to help them at such a terrible time.”