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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Relatives of a 17-year-old are angry the teenager was shot and killed by a homeowner who police say was protecting her property.

The sister of the teen who died identified him as Trevon Johnson. She said he was a student at D. A. Dorsey Technical College.

“I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond,” said Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris. “He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”

On Thursday, police say Johnson burglarized a home south of 79th Street near I-95 — just blocks away from where he lives.

The 54-year-old woman told police her surveillance system alerted her to the break-in of her home. She said she rushed home and found the teen climbing out of a window.

“She observed a subject leaving the home through the rear,” said police Det. Dan Ferrin.

Miami-Dade police said there was a confrontation and shots were fired. Police said they were on scene seconds after the shooting and gave CPR to the teen. Johnson was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“What’s wrong with her,” asked Johnson’s sister Nisha Johnson. “She did not have to shoot him.”

“It’s no reason she should have waited until I think he walked out the yard to try to shoot him,” said Harris. “If she called the police already why would she shoot him?”

Relatives said they don’t believe Johnson stole anything from the home but detectives would not confirm that.

“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”

Police said the homeowner is cooperating with detectives and was taken to a police station for questioning.

“She’s a person that is a little distraught because this is her home that someone obviously was in,” Ferrin said.

Investigators said they’re still trying to sort all of this out and want the public to remember that, if possible, it’s best not to take these types of situations into your own hands.

“If there’s any type of situation that happens or they believe there’s a burglary at the home or any type of confrontation, dial 911. Have the police make that confrontation,” Ferrin said. “That’s what we’re here for.”

The case has been handed over to state attorney’s office but, so far, no charges have been filed against her.


http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/03/11/teen-burglary-suspect-killed-homeowner/



“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”


I'm sorry, but being raised in the hood does NOT excuse him breaking into someones house. Maybe he should have gotten a JOB to get money for to buy clothes...

I don't care if you're white, black, asian, or hispanic. If you burglarize a home and you get shot, it's your fault.
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From the article : "He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”

His future was the state penitentiary. His love of learning was a BA in B&E, sorry I've zero pity for him.
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I agree that there is not an excuse to break into someone's home, but the death penalty does not fit the crime. When you are fleeing the scene, can you call that self defense? While it may be legal (not entirely sure the laws surrounding loss of property), and I'm not sure about the details about the "confrontation", but whatever the case, this seems to be a case of two people doing the wrong thing.
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Stop trying to turn the criminals into the victims...
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He dindu nuffin
He was a good boy
He had a future

Why is this always the narrative when this happens?
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sundin13 wrote:

I agree that there is not an excuse to break into someone's home, but the death penalty does not fit the crime. When you are fleeing the scene, can you call that self defense? While it may be legal (not entirely sure the laws surrounding loss of property), and I'm not sure about the details about the "confrontation", but whatever the case, this seems to be a case of two people doing the wrong thing.



Miami-Dade police said there was a confrontation and shots were fired. Police said they were on scene seconds after the shooting and gave CPR to the teen. Johnson was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Something happened that resorted in her shooting him, he wasn't fleeing when he was shot.
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In Washington State someone can shoot if there is a clear threat to oneself or someone else. If an individual breaks into your house you can use lethal force, however if they are in your yard fleeing it is illegal to shoot.
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“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”
You have something that I don't so I'm going to take it from you.(-‸ლ) Sounds fair to me.
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He dindu nuffin
He was a good boy
He had a future

Why is this always the narrative when this happens?
http://www.dailystormer.com/tag/dindu-nuffin/

Perhaps you should look into your own narrative Daniel
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All these holier-than-thou folks. He deserved it, he had no future, etc. They're the first ones to cheer for Robin Hood. Aladdin. Never missed a meal in their lives, and have not one idea what it's like to go hungry. I'm not saying he should be allowed to rob people, nor am I saying he shouldn't have to deal with the consequences of his actions. I'm saying maybe some of you guys should try looking at this from another point of view, before you go off about how he deserves to die. Especially if you've broken a law in your life. ANY law. The only difference between you and him, or him and someone YOU love might be that he got caught.
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If he broke into the home she was well within her rights to shoot him. I could care less if he broke into the house for just clothes or food, a person who gets caught in the act is likely to get violent and you could be the one face down in a pool of your own blood instead. So I say if someone breaks into your home don't take any chances and just shoot him or her.

Edit: Unless they turn around and run away then I guess it's okay not to shoot.
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home intrusion. use of gun was justified (self-defense) harsh, but true. some people might complain that the kid did not pose a thread, but those people likely never experienced home intrusion, burglary, theft, etc.
the "kid" was 17 - he should have enough common sense to not do what he did.
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sundin13 wrote:

I agree that there is not an excuse to break into someone's home, but the death penalty does not fit the crime. When you are fleeing the scene, can you call that self defense? While it may be legal (not entirely sure the laws surrounding loss of property), and I'm not sure about the details about the "confrontation", but whatever the case, this seems to be a case of two people doing the wrong thing.


I know its Legal in Washington to shoot anyone that's stealing your property (provided they are in your home) regardless if they are armed or not. Not to sure about miami though.


Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

If he broke into the home she was well within her rights to shoot him. I could care less if he broke into the house for just clothes or food, a person who gets caught in the act is likely to get violent and you could be the one face down in a pool of your own blood instead. So I say if someone breaks into your home don't take any chances and just shoot him or her.

Edit: Unless they turn around and run away then I guess it's okay not to shoot.


One obvious thing to do first though is identify the target. Far too many parents have accidentally shot and killed their own kids/husband/wife because they did not ID the target.
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I don't know about this one it's a little fuzzy. I mean she comes rushing home when she gets word of the break in, finds him exiting her house. I'm not sure what the confrontation was but if it happened inside the home, or if he re-entered the house then I'd say she's within her right of defending herself from possible threat.

However if he was halfway out of the window and set to run off the property, not much of a threat now. WHich makes it hard to say, without knowign more about the confrontation, whether she was justified.

Really though woman should have never gone into the house without waiting for police. CPL holder or not.
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