MIAMI, FLORIDA — One family is irate following the death of their teenage son after he was shot and killed breaking into a home. In a follow-up to a previous article we covered, a 17-year-old was shot and killed by the homeowner after she returned home to find him exiting through a window. We’re covering this specifically to highlight that just because you act in due course of the law, don’t expect your attacker’s family to care at all about that.
According to Miami CBS, the police reported that the home had been burglarized previously in the past. The homeowner installed security and surveillance systems to monitor the home while she was away. When the homeowner was notified that her home had been broken into, she notified police and headed home to see what the damages were. When she got there, she found a 17-year-old thug climbing out her window.
While we covered the gist of that story in a previous article, we wanted to highlight the deceased burglar’s family’s opinion on the matter.
via Miami CBS Local
“I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond,” said the deceased burglar’s cousin. “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.”
Get ready… It gets better.
“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.”
So, a homeowner returns home to her property after receiving a notification from her alarm system that her house is being broken into. She comes home to find a 17-year-old climbing out the window. When she confronts him, some manner of altercation took place. In the end, she used her legally licensed gun to neutralize the threat. The result was that teenager made a huge miscalculation and he died because of it.
And now we have an irate family yammering on about how he somehow has a right to another person’s belongings and should feel free to jeopardize that person’s right?
There is a massive disconnect in this world when we actually have to sit down and have a discussion about why society operates off of basic rules. A basic rule is you don’t take other people’s things. A second one is that if you’re willing to potentially assault someone or use force against her unlawfully, that person has a right to protect herself and her property.
The homeowner is believed to be in her mid-50s. She’s not about to scrap with some 17-year-old roughneck that doesn’t understand how property works. It’s tragic when anyone loses their life needlessly but in this particular case, there is definitely the absence of any notion of wrong-doing on behalf of the home owner.
Don’t get me wrong — if I lost a close family member to something stupid like this, I’d be emotional, too. I would, however, mind my words carefully on how I decide to phrase the argument that the family member had a transcendent right to violate another person.