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    NEWPORT NEWS - An armed-robbery suspect was shot by his potential victim Tuesday, the second time in a week where the tables were quickly turned, police said.

    Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, a 16-year-old was shot in his upper right leg as he attempted to rob a man at gunpoint in the backyard of a 25th Street home, police spokesman Harold Eley said.

    The teenager, whose name wasn't released by police because he's a juvenile, survived his injury and was released from a local hospital into police custody.

    Maurice Edward Simpson, a 19-year-old from Newport News, wasn't so fortunate.

    Police said Simpson was shot last week at an apartment complex on Cunningham Drive in Hampton, after attempting to rob a man. He was later pronounced dead at Hampton's Sentara CarePlex hospital.

    Hampton police spokeswoman Paula Ensley said that no charges had been brought against the man who shot Simpson and that the case was likely to be ruled a justifiable homicide.

    Dejon Jamal Middleton, 20, and Jamaal Orlando Watson, 21, both from Newport News, are accused of also taking part in the robbery. They have been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Middleton has also been charged with possession of marijuana.

    Eley said the juvenile shot at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday was attempting to rob a 31-year-old Virginia Beach man, who pulled out his own gun. The 16-year-old fled after being shot but was picked up by police on 25th Street.

    After his release from the hospital, the teen was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

    Police also charged him with the July 6 robbery and carjacking of an 18-year-old Newport News man on Aqua Vista Drive. He's being held in the city's juvenile detention center.

    "It is extremely dangerous for juveniles, or anyone else, to take part in armed robberies," Eley said. "There is always the possibility that the person being robbed is armed, and that was the case in this instance. Juveniles should not have weapons in the first place."

    Eley said the man who shot the teen didn't have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The gun was seized, but no charges were filed. Eley said the commonwealth's attorney would decide whether to prosecute the man on any firearms charges.
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    How many "unsolved murders" are legitimate self defense shootings involving illegal possession of firearms?

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    Dejon Jamal Middleton, 20, and Jamaal Orlando Watson, 21, both from Newport News, are accused of also taking part in the robbery. They have been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Middleton has also been charged with possession of marijuana.
    Does Virginia have a “capitol murder” law and if so can they also be charged with murder due to the death of their cohort?

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    "It is extremely dangerous for juveniles, or anyone else, to take part in armed robberies," Eley said. "There is always the possibility that the person being robbed is armed, and that was the case in this instance. Juveniles should not have weapons in the first place."
    Jeez. It isn't about the potential for criminals to get damaged during their crime sprees. It's about the innocents damaged by their criminal acts. Criminals shouldn't have mis-wired synapses in the first place ... yet they do.
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    Kinda like "trick or treating" with guns
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    That was actually a pretty good write up at first reading..........


    "Eley said the juvenile shot at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday was attempting to rob a 31-year-old Virginia Beach man, who pulled out his own gun. The 16-year-old fled after being shot but was picked up by police on 25th Street."
    Bravo Zulu on being armed, even at home in the back yard.

    "It is extremely dangerous for juveniles, or anyone else, to take part in armed robberies," Eley said. "There is always the possibility that the person being robbed is armed, and that was the case in this instance. Juveniles should not have weapons in the first place."
    Stright-up common sense there, who'd thought?

    "Eley said the man who shot the teen didn't have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The gun was seized, but no charges were filed. Eley said the commonwealth's attorney would decide whether to prosecute the man on any firearms charges. "
    Was that not the potential victim's residence? Does Va. have a 'Castle Doctrine'? Need a little information on that little tid-bit.
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