Relatives of a teenaged home invader who was killed by a homeowner while seemingly exiting the home he had broken into are asking observers to consider the mentality of of children “raised in the hood.”
17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot and killed after the 54-year-old woman homeowner was alerted to his crime via a home surveillance system. After arriving at her home, she witnessed Johnson exiting a window of her house. There was then a confrontation in which Johnson was shot once. Police arrived on the scene within seconds and applied CPR. After being rushed to the hospital, Johnson was pronounced dead.
Seemingly justifying her relative’s commission of burglary, Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris suggested it was the only way through which he could obtain money.
“You have to understand, you have to look at it from a child’s point of view that was raised in the hood. How he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school?” asked Harris.
“I don’t care if she have her gun license, her rights, or any of that,” said Harris. “That is way beyond law. Way beyond.”
Speaking of what she described as Johnson’s bright future, Harris said her cousin loved education and learning.
“He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals. He was very big on education. He loved going to school. He loved learning,” added Harris.
Rejecting the police’s characterization of the use of lethal force as having been lawfully applied in defense of property, Harris said the 54-year-old female homeowner should have allowed her cousin to flee.
“It’s no reason, she should’ve waited until after he walked out the yard,” said Harris.
No word yet from the campaigns of Hillary Clinton or Senator Bernie Sanders on Johnson’s eligibility for integration into the left-wing racial agitprop of Black Lives Matter, a narrative both have endorsed and furthered. Also no word yet from President Barack Obama or Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Below is a mugshot of Johnson from earlier this year.
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