That he was involved in a felony and was shot in legal self-defense is a detail. Don't Clutter The Issue with FACTS! St. Louis Driver Shoots, Kills Alleged 14-Year-Old Carjacker
Two miscreants (dare I use the term Yoots?) tried to carjack a man on Sunday afternoon at abotu 3:45. Things didn't go as they planned.
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.
The 14-year-old was transported to a local hospital and declared dead. The other guy escaped.
Hat tip to Splendid Isolation, with Dept. Of Righteous Shootings, in which he notes...
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 as they found out, people in Missouri carry guns.
Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.