Homeowner shoots and kills 3 masked men in possible 'stand your ground' case

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    Homeowner shoots and kills 3 masked men in possible 'stand your ground' case

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/homeowner-shoots-kills-masked-men-stand-ground-case/story?id=65641513


    A homeowner in Georgia shot and killed three young masked men at his home early Monday morning, according to Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett.

    Authorities identified the three deceased individuals as juveniles Monday evening -- two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old -- but have not released their names. The sheriff’s office told ABC News it waited to release information about the teens, all from Conyers, Georgia, until all three families were notified.

    The homeowner, who has also not been identified by deputies, was taken to the station for questioning.

    "It could be a 'stand your ground' type case, based on the preliminary [information] that we have learned so far," Levett said during the briefing.


    The three teens allegedly approached the home and attempted to rob three people in the front yard, the sheriff's office said Monday night. One of the attempted robbery suspects purportedly brandished a handgun and fired shots at the residents before one returned fire. All three attempted robbery suspects were killed during the exchange, authorities said.

    The men were found outside the home when deputies arrived. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two others were transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
     
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    We need to wait for the investigation to conclude and the facts determined before making any decisions. There are facts in the story that point in either direction.
     
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    Family identifies 2 teens accused in attempted robbery who were killed

    https://www.11alive.com/article/new...bbery/85-d344d527-7110-4d98-b06e-d655c76c7ab0


    Family members identified two of the three teens killed after authorities claim the teens were involved in an attempted armed robbery in Rockdale County early Monday morning.

    The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said the teens, two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old, were killed during an exchange of gunfire. A Sheriff's spokesman said late Monday afternoon that the teens were attempting to rob three people in the front yard of a home, and one of the teens opened fire on the alleged robbery victims.


    The incident happened just after 4 a.m. off Flat Shoals Road on White Oak Court in Conyers.

    Family members identified two of the teens killed as 16-year-old Isaiah Reid and his 15-year-old sibling Jaime Hernandez.

    Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett told 11Alive News earlier Monday that the three teens had come to rob the homeowner and his family in the middle of the night.

    “When deputies arrived, they did find masks on the [faces of the deceased] young men," Sheriff Levett said.

    The Sheriff's spokesman said late Monday afternoon that investigators had concluded that "the three now deceased individuals had their faces covered as they approached the residence and attempted to rob three individuals in the front yard. One of the attempted robbery suspects brandished a handgun and fired shots at the residents before one of the intended robbery victims returned fire. The victims of the attempted robbery were all uninjured, but the three attempted robbery suspects were all shot during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to their injuries, one on scene and two at a local hospital after being transported."

    The brothers' aunt, Thornton, said the family is aching for answers, wondering why the teens went out in the middle of the night wearing masks, wondering why they would have confronted the other family, wondering if the teens had been shot in the back as they were running away, wondering why the three members of the other family--the homeowner, his mother and one other person--were outside in their front yard at 4:00 a.m., wondering why the teens would have walked all the way down that street to the last house in the cul-de-sac, wondering what ballistics tests will show, anxious to get answers about everything.

    11Alive Legal Analyst Latonia Hines explained how the "stand your ground law" works.

    "Basically what stand your ground allows for is that you can defend your habitation, property and others with possibly using deadly force," she said.

    "It's going to require a lot of investigation here," she added. " You've got to look at the facts you've got to look at they're talking to the individual who did the shooting, you're also looking at the shell casings to figure out if this really matches what the witness statements are."

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    From one article we have a neighbor saying it "sounded like an assault rifle..." and now we have a family member "wondering" if the teens were shot in the back and questioning why people (the alleged victims in this case) were standing in their own yard...
     
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    Here's that other quote, from the first article:

    "It was five shots, and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And it was a slew of shots that came out," neighbor Carlos Watson told the station.
     
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    It DOES sound like there's a lot more to the story......
     
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    He had every right to shoot the kid with the gun. I want to know more about why the other two had to die as well.
     
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    Wasting some kids in your front yard with an assault rifle, merica!
     
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    Waaaabhhhhhh-hooooo!!! Just like Vietnam, eh Slick?!?!?!
     
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    I was in junior high dickhead
     
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    We're gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess.....
     

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