Btw, what else do we know about this 12 year old. Was he wearing gang colors? Was he dressed like a hoodlum, or just the area's standard 12 year old? Does he have a record? Is he a gang member? How about his family, gang members? Or just ordinary folks for that area?
A man without fear is a fool, a man that succumbs to his fear is a coward and a brave man acknowledges fear yet presses on.
Also, on a slightly different note, did his parents allow him to have that, to remove the orange safety tip (Airsoft doesn't have to put them on by law but they ship with them installed regardless)? Is this something they considered okay for him to be play out in the public with?