Derrick Gaines was a fifteen year old teenager who was shot and killed by South San Francisco Police officer Joshua Cabillo on June 5, 2012. School had just gotten out for the summer and Derrick and his friend where trying to return home from eating at McDonalds. They first went to the bus station but when no bus came they wandered back towards McDonalds. Officer Cabillo who was in the area spotted the teens and decided to stop them due to "suspicious behavior". When he approached them at an Arco gas station parking lot, Derrick ran away. Cabillo caught up and knocked him to the ground exposing a gun that had fallen to the ground from Derrick's possession. A brief struggle ensued before the officer fired one shot, killing Derrick. The gun was an old collector-type without a firing pin. He had no chance against Officer Joshua Cabillo. Derrick Gaines was an aspiring hip hop artist who needed a bit of tolerance and guidance, not harassment and violence.