This is a discussion on GOOD: Homeowners Stops Home Invader - Hampton Roads, VA within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Gunshot victim ID'd as suspected robber -- dailypress.com HAMPTON - — A 19-year-old who was fatally shot Wednesday night was one of three men attempting ...
Gunshot victim ID'd as suspected robber -- dailypress.com
Good for the un-named homeowner, and good on the paper for not disclosing personal info.
HAMPTON - — A 19-year-old who was fatally shot Wednesday night was one of three men attempting to rob another man in the Liberty Estates apartment complex on Cunningham Avenue, police said.
The robbery at about 9:20 p.m. led to a struggle between the gunman, Maurice Edward Simpson of Newport News, and the victim, during which time Simpson was shot in the upper torso, said Hampton police spokeswoman Cpl. Paula Ensley.
The other alleged robbers are Dejon Jamal Middleton, 20, and Jamaal Orlando Watson, 21, both of the 700 block of Crossing Court in Newport News, police said. Middleton was charged with one count of robbery, one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and one count of possession of marijuana. Watson was charged with one count of robbery and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police had not released the name of the robbery victim Friday, and Ensley said he is not charged with a crime because at this point it is considered a justifiable homicide.
After Simpson was shot, Middleton and Watson took him to Sentara CarePlex, police said. Simpson was taken inside the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
People who lived in the area thought for a time that the shooting might be related to a power outage that occurred shortly afterward. Ensley said the outage, which lasted about two hours and affected an area from Armistead Avenue to the James River Bridge, was not related to the shooting.
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Good for the homeowner, but the unharmed homeowner apparently was also a unarmed homeowner, you don't get too many second chances in life, looks like he got his, if he's able to own a gun I hope he thinks seriously about his situation and gets one soon.
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