Three masked teens have been shot and killed by a Georgia home owner whilst they approached and shot towards his residence at 4am in an attempt to Rob.
Local authorities said “No one was hit when one of the three masked teenagers trying to rob 3 people outside a home in Conyers fired a handgun at the would – be victims around 4am Monday, but tables quickly turned, when one of the people in the front yard returned fire – killing all 3 of them”.
Reports from CNN
“A Georgian homeowner shot and killed three teens as they approached his residence with their faces covered. The masked teens a 15-year-old and 2 others 16-year-old who approached three residents at around 4am Monday, at the front yard of a home just outside Conyers and tried to rob them. The Rockdale Sheriff’s office said.
The victims of the attempted robbery were all uninjured but the suspects were all shot during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to their injuries, one on the scene and 2 at the local hospital after being transported” the sheriff’s department added.
A relative of two of the teens told 11Alive, “They was loving, they was brothers”.
The 3 teens were later identified as:
Jaime Hernandez, Isaiah Reid, Brandon Gresham
The shooting could represent a “Stand your Ground” case If charges are filed because the teenagers shot first. The “Stand your Ground” law is a case of self defense that falls under Georgia’s law.
About 25 States have a certain version of the “Stand Your Ground” law, though the language can vary significantly from state to state.
In Florida, the law States that people are justified in threatening or using deadly force if they feel it is necessary to defend themselves against a force that is likely to cause their death or great bodily harm. This law got enacted in 2005 and slightly moderated in 2017 and after which Georgia made her own law in 2006 but defendants still have to testify and prove their claims to use the law.
In Pennsylvania, for example the law stipulates that a person cannot use deadly force outside his or her home or vehicle.
While in Idaho, deadly force can be used to defend not only a person’s home but also ones place of employment.
Its just beyond me why teenagers who should be preparing for their future have access to guns.
This should be taken into serious consideration by authorities.