So you and a buddy decide you don’t want to go through all that jive about applying for a car loan, making payments, paying for insurance, and all that other “White” jive. Also, you’re a 14-year-old “youth” and therefore unlikely to be able to get all that done anyway.
Why not just steal a car, you think — but you don’t want to break its windows to get in because it’s getting cold, you see, so you just decide to hijack one. After all, you live in St. Louis, right? so it should be easy-peasy.
Only problem is that St. Louis is still in Missouri, and a lot of Missouri folks carry guns. Which leads to this situation:
The St. Louis County Police Department indicates an alleged 14-year-old carjacker was shot and killed by a 53-year-old driver Sunday afternoon at 3:47 p.m.
KSDK reports the St. Louis County PD received a warning of a shooting “at Jennings Station Road and Lewis and Clark Boulevard” and arrived to find “a 14-year-old boy who had tried to run away after he was shot.”
The boy was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
A 53-year-old was taken into custody for questioning, and early stages of the investigation indicate the man “was carjacked by the boy and another person near the Gas Mart on 9301 Lewis and Clark Boulevard.” The man retrieved a gun during the incident and shot the 14-year-old.
My only complaint is that Our Hero only snuffed one of the choirboys — the other one fled and hasn’t been caught yet.
Of course, even though this is Missouri, I expect Our Hero to fall foul of a poxy St. Louis asshole D.A. and/or judge, so let’s hold thumbs and hope things turn out all right for our Righteous Shooter.