Family Reacts After Kid Picked The Wrong Store To Rob

Photo Credit: Twitter/veronicastoke15

Even as chains like Target encourage law-abiding citizens from bringing firearms into their stores, business owners continue to face the real threat posed by armed criminals.

When the owner of a Dayton, Ohio clothing shop found himself facing down two thugs in his store recently, he reacted by retrieving his own gun and fatally shooting one of the prospective robbers. Days after the incident, local police are considering the shooting an act of self-defense, indicating the store owner will not likely face any charges.

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Nevertheless, the family of 16-year-old Isiah Haggins Jr. is not so quick to accept that preliminary determination.

“I want answers,” the teen’s father said; “and I want the truth.”

Haggins, along with his co-conspirator, entered the Step-n-Style location with Monday with their faces covered, reports indicate.

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Nearby shop owners confirm that this is just the latest in a string of violent crimes.

“These incidents have escalated over the years,” one owner said. “You used to only have to worry about fights outside. Now we have to worry about guns inside.”

Another business owner confirmed that, while “nobody wants to harm a child,” local entrepreneurs “have the right to defend ourselves.”

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Police seem to agree. While the shooter is expected to be found justified in the act, however, Haggins’ partner in crime could face charges related to his death.

“Under Ohio law,” Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Greg Flannagan said, “a defendant is culpable for any death that occurs during the commission of an aggravated robbery – including the death of an accomplice.”

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Still, Haggins’ family remains unconvinced the teen had to die.

“I want to know what happened,” his grandmother said. “Where he was shot. Was it self-defense? Because it’s their word and he’s not here to speak for himself.”

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

Facebook/Isiah Haggins

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Comments

  1. Lawrence says:

    This young man paid a price for being stupid. Parents want answers. I would suggest they look in mirror for answers. You commit crime you have to pay for it.

    • You're absolutely right. Look at his fb pages. It ought to be obvious this kid was up to no good. Mom, Dad and the rest of the family, take a good, hard look into that mirror. All your answers are right there.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    The would be thieves parents should wonder how we brought him up.The obvious answer is they didn't raise an outstanding law abiding citizen aqnd he got what was coming to him.Now every lowlife coon in the world will cry that he got shot becausew he was black not because he was a criminal like they did to Zimmermann.When will Sharpton and Jackson appear on the scene.

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