This is the murder of Nathan Tate, whose unknown killer bludgeoned him with a baseball bat, and starts the conflict of the story, finding his killer.
Nikalosa, Nathan's daughter unknowingly walks up to the scene of the crime and sees her father laying dead on the pavement. From this moment on, she dedicates herself to finding his killer.
After he's murdered, Nikalosa walks into Nathan's bedroom to try to find anything that will help find his killer by looking through his old iPhone and finds a contact named Freddy Spliff who has called Nathan's phone multiple times. This will be the main conflict for the rest of the story and this is the start of the rising action.