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    Homeowner Fatally Shoots 3 Teens Who Fired At Him In Robbery Attempt

    After a homeowner shot and killed three masked teens who fired at him during an armed robbery, relatives of one suspect where quick to speak to reporters — even before the teens’ names were released. The family had questions, as well as plenty to say about “these little teens” who lost their lives.

    The scene of the shooting (Photo Credit: Screenshot)
    Three teens — eventually identified as Isaiah Reid, Jaime Hernandez, and Brandon Gresham, according to WMAZ — lost their lives when they donned masks and fired at a homeowner during an attempted robbery. While most can understand why a homeowner would return fire after a group of masked young men shot at him, relatives of the boys were quick to come forward to say “these little teens” didn’t deserve it.

    According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s office, the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, wearing masks, attempted to rob three residents in the front yard of a Conyers, Georgia home at 4 am on a Monday morning. After approaching the home on White Oak Court, one of the teens brandished and fired a handgun. A resident returned fire, hitting all three suspects. None of the victims of the attempted robbery were injured, but all three teens died — one at the scene and the other two at a local hospital.
    Brothers Isaiah Reid, 16 (left), and Jaime Hernandez, 15 (right), were shot and killed along with their 16-year-old friend after allegedly trying to rob a home in Conyers, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Facebook)Brandon Gresham was the third person to die in the early morning shooting. (Photo Credit: Instagram)The Family Reacts To The Shooting:


    Following the incident, a group gathered near the scene of the shooting. They wouldn’t give their names but said they were related to one of the suspects who died, and they were eager to tell reporters what they thought of the ordeal, saying the teens, two of whom were brothers, didn’t deserve to die. “He didn’t have to kill them,” one female said, according to WSB-TV.

    “That’s not how it’s supposed to go,” a young man in the group complained. “I understand one shot to stop the people, the victims or whatever — but aggressively to shoot these little teens, that’s, that’s overkill. That’s too much to handle,” he said, expressing his frustration and grief. That interview can be seen in the footage below:



    Police do not believe race was a factor since the homeowner was also a person of color. “He’s a nice, caring dude,” neighbor Asteria Williams said, seemingly vouching for the homeowner’s character. “If they would’ve knocked on his door and asked for anything, he would’ve gave to them. He’s a nice dude,” she added. But, the family members of the teens who were killed had questions.

    “I hope that someone can come forward and let us know what’s going on, because this is, like, devastating to my family,” Reid and Hernandez’s aunt, LaShawn Thornton, told 11 Alive in the segment below. “There are three teens that are dead, now. And, we all loved them,” she added, saying she “wants justice.” As news of the teens’ deaths emerged on social media, however, many had questions for the family, asking why the teens were out at 4 am with handguns.


    Neighbors Describe The Homeowner & What They Witnessed:


    Neighbors explained that the homeowner is a “quiet, hard-working truck driver” who works long hours and is “rarely at home,” Daily Mail reported. His property displayed “no trespassing” signs that clearly stated violators would be shot, but the community only had nice things to say about their neighbor. “He is a good neighbor. My nine-year-old son plays with his nephews,” Chico Chapman said, adding that the homeowner is a “friendly guy who always waves.”

    The homeowner was known to own a semi-automatic rifle and to be highly protective of his mother, according to neighbors, and a woman was among the three people at the home during the shooting, investigators said. “It was five shots, and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And, it was a slew of shots that came out,” neighbor Carlos Watson recalled.
    Neighbor Carlos Watson, who moved to the area from Chicago, described witnessing the ordeal and called it “chaos.” (Photo Credit: Screenshot)Upset family members gathered at the scene of the shooting. (Photo Credit: Screenshot)
    “It is very, very tragic for these young men to die like that. It just hurts me. I’m just crushed. And, so is the shooter,” fellow neighbor and friend Brian Jenkins said of the triple shooting. Jenkins, who acted as a spokesman for the homeowner, added that the man “acted on instinct” and explained that he witnessed the aftermath of the shooting.

    “Someone has a mask on and approaching you at four in the morning, the likelihood is they’re trying to exact bodily harm,” Jenkins said. “I heard a guy yelling for help: ‘Help me, help me, I’m dying, I’m dying, help me, help me,'” he recalled, saying he held the boy as the teen continued to repeatedly tell him he was dying. “I told him that he wasn’t going to die, and he died,” Jenkins added. You can see one of his emotional interviews below, where he describes the tragic day he’ll “always remember”:



    Deputies found the teens, with masks still on their faces, outside the home after the homeowner called 911. One was lying near the edge of the driveway. The other two were up the road a bit. One of the teens was laying on top of a black Glock handgun in a pool of blood, ABC 10 reported. No charges were filed, and it’s not expected that any will be since this appears to be a “stand your ground” case of self-defense.

    The relative had one thing right: “That’s not how it’s supposed to go.” Teens aren’t supposed to be attempting to commit armed robbery and shooting at innocent people. This homeowner was “crushed” by the lives he took outside his house, and no one should have to live with that. His other option, however, was to risk being killed when one of the suspects opened fire. He did what most would do and defended himself, his home, and those he loves. Now, he’s the one forced to endure a life sentence of guilt for someone else’s crime.
    Isaiah Reid, Jaime Hernandez, and Brandon Gresham lost their lives when they fired at a homeowner during an attempted robbery.

    #2
    Good for the homeowner. But I see the typical responses by the perp's family...

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    • Barnslayer
      Barnslayer
      It's still 9-11-01
      Barnslayer commented
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      "gathered at the scene of the shooting"......
      More like harassing the victim of an armed attack. Pushing guilt and using intimidation.

    #3
    “That’s not how it’s supposed to go.”

    Um, yeah it is!

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

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    • Barnslayer
      Barnslayer
      It's still 9-11-01
      Barnslayer commented
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      How do they think it "should go"? Shoot at someone, rob and maybe worse. Then waltz away primed and ready to do it again?

    #4
    “That’s not how it’s supposed to go.”

    Play stupid games.... win stupid prizes.....

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      #5
      No one wants to admit there kids are pieces of shit. I agree those kids did not have to die. they also did not have to rob a innocent hardworking man while they were armed. I blame the family and lack of parenting. I agree with the family 100 percent they did not have to die, and they should take the blame for the kids death not the homeowner
      let's make america great again

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      • Barnslayer
        Barnslayer
        It's still 9-11-01
        Barnslayer commented
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        When you attempt armed robbery, actually firing at your victims .... yeah you should die. Why not?

      • Havfun
        Havfun
        shooter in training
        Havfun commented
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        if the family was so concerned about them and they had been raised properly they would not have been there . and they would not have had to die. that was my point

      • Barnslayer
        Barnslayer
        It's still 9-11-01
        Barnslayer commented
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        Sure.... if you placed those kids in a proper family environment they'd have been different people. But that's not who these kids were. These kids as they were got what they deserved.

      #6
      Kindergarten and communion photos to follow of the little “angels”, “ they were good kids” , poor homeowner

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        #7
        RIP
        Giza Development: Building and Renovating Pyramids of Distinction Since 2435 BC 631-427-1691 (Beware the Sea People)

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          #8
          You try to rob someone and shoot at them, punks got what they deserved. Don't carry a gun and try to rob someone!!!!

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            #9
            Waiting to see how this gets labeled as racism..........
            Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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            #10
            Where do we start? ........0400, they were on their way to school, right? Or on their way home from working all night? Delivering newspapers all together? Overall, it's my feel-good story of the day, but hearing the typical crap spewing from the families of the "little angels", aggravates the living shit outta me. Screw them AND their evil shortcut taking evil spawn.

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            • Barnslayer
              Barnslayer
              It's still 9-11-01
              Barnslayer commented
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              How does the family spin away the part where they shot at their intended victim?

            • bigbore44
              bigbore44
              Donated Member
              bigbore44 commented
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              That's just how their retarded logic works, which is actually an insult to mentally challenged people.

            #11
            18639330-7477603-image-a-3_1568834000415-640x609.jpg almost forgot.......

            Brutha man, from the fifth floor.

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            #12
            And you can't blame a guy from Chi-town from being a good shot. Odds are, he's had practice.

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              #13
              Originally posted by Havfun View Post
              I agree those kids did not have to die.
              You are absolutely correct.
              What culture are they being raised in that made them think what they did was acceptable on any level?


              ETA: But the outcome was reasonably justified.
              incognito
              Angry Elf
              Last edited by incognito; 01-14-2022, 11:18 AM.
              ANY violation by ANY person of ANY provision of this section is a class A misdemeanor. - NYPL §400.00(15)
              Conspiracy in the sixth degree is a class B misdemeanor. - NYPL §105.00

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                #14
                Instead of suing gun manufacturers how about holding parents and guardians of the perps responsible for crimes committed? If a 15yr old shoots and kills someone or attacks them with a knife, the victim should be allowed to sue the parents or guardians of the perp.

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                • Barnslayer
                  Barnslayer
                  It's still 9-11-01
                  Barnslayer commented
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                  In light of others who have defended themselves and gotten sued..... a strong offense is the best defense both at the scene of the incident and in court. Better than sitting back and waiting to get sued.

                • incognito
                  incognito
                  Angry Elf
                  incognito commented
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                  Having bargaining chips to give away at the settlement conference or having a claim against a a silver spoon juvenile delinquent's parents are good ideas. I don't think that was tidriver's point or applicable to this particular case, but I'll concede that there may be circumstances where it makes sense. I imagine that there is whole spectrum of parental/guardian behavior and some guardians of these kids did their very best but lost to the pressure of the street.

                • bigbore44
                  bigbore44
                  Donated Member
                  bigbore44 commented
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                  More like sperm donors and baby mama's then parents.

                #15
                Fuck the victims. "fuck with the bull you get the horns," no tears here. Also 2 am you should be in bed not roaming the streets looking for trouble.
                stay alive, carry a 45

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