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.
Meanwhile, a round of applause for the shooter.
The DA of whom you speak is in St. Louis City. This is St. Louis County, a different jurisdiction. Hopefully the DA there is better.
Hey, cmon now. Let’s have some compassion for the poor 14 year old punk. He was a “gunna be”. Ya know. He was “gunna be” attending college and he was “gunna be” volunteering at his local church and he was “gunna be”‘delivering meals to old ladies that are home bound. Of course he was “gunna be” doing all the good deeds right after he carjacked a hardworking person of their ride. The 14 year old punk probably has family crying and whining how their little boy was so innocent. Can we get the opinion of the man who was carjacked? STOP CARJACKING PEOPLE. COMMITTING CARJACKING IS A SURE WAY TO HAVE A REALLY BAD DAY.
And possibly a really short day.
This location is literally 2 miles from Ferguson. Most of the violent crime in St. Louis happens in the North part of the city and the adjoining county suburbs.
Also, coincidentally, the precincts that have voter turnout in the greater than 100% range.
Also, the places from which white flight happened years ago.
It is likely the victim here is also black, and so likely immune from prosecution.
Picking nits: it always irritates me when these announcements of glad tidings never include the caliber, make & model of the goblin repellent used.
Preach it, Brother Pole.
Yeah, a range report would be very helpful.
Kudos to the armed citizen for at least stopping one of the perps.
Perhaps the deceased would-be carjacker’s friend will be somewhat chastened, at least for a little while.
“The St. Louis County Police Department indicates an alleged 14-year-old carjacker was shot and killed…”
The Gramarian in me wants to know, “So they’re sure he was a carjacker, but don’t know if he was 14 or not?”
I’m waiting for the wails from the kid’s family “Why did he have kill him? Why didn’t he just warn him, or wound him? He was such a good boy!”
All good points.
“Couldn’t he have just shot the young man in the leg?”
I was born across the river (in East St. Louis) 63 years ago and then moved to St. Louis as a young boy before being spirited away to Memphis in the middle of the 1st grade by my mom and stepdad.
But we visited St. Louis for decades and I even practiced law there for a couple of years right out of law school in the early1980’s.
So, I really get the fact that it is a very dangerous city.
But St. Louis lacks the intense pro-2A zeitgeist of a southern city, in large part from the fact that it is politically a downriver repro of Chicago, where pro-union zeal and other similar thievery rule the day.
This makes me proud, though, no doubt.
Carjackings have made it to this side of the Pond
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