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Cops: Home invasion suspect accidentally killed himself
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Fran Jeffries

Posted on 10/11/2011 6:15:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A suspect who was killed in a car wreck following a home invasion on Oct. 4, died of a self-inflicted gun shot, not from the accident, according to Clayton County police.

Kenneth Kenard Fortson, 21, died when the pickup truck he and three other suspects were traveling in overturned on Roberts Drive across from Riverdale High School.

That accident happened after the three men had allegedly forced entry into a home on Fairway Pointe Drive in Riverdale and demanded money and a video game, according to police.

"He was found with a weapon in his hand, after the truck crashed," said Clayton Police Officer Eddie Soto. "It appears he accidentally shot himself in the head."

The truck's driver, Denico Deangelo Hawkins, 34, of Atlanta, is charged with armed robbery and burglary. Ramon Gartez Blalock, 18, of Hapeville, is charged with armed robbery, burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. Quinton Lamont Oliver, 32, of Atlanta, is charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, obstruction of an officer and giving false information to a police officer.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; darwinaward; irony; karma

1 posted on 10/11/2011 6:15:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, it can’t be the Amish right? These guys were in a real car.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 6:16:45 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sadly he never got a chance to be the victim


3 posted on 10/11/2011 6:17:34 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ok, sure, whatever. I'm not believing the story but it's one less criminal on the face of the earth so all’s good.
4 posted on 10/11/2011 6:19:02 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It appears he accidentally shot himself in the head."

How many times?

5 posted on 10/11/2011 6:20:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: ronnie raygun

Maybe he was playing with the weapon when the driver drove over a curb or something ... he probably had his finger on the trigger as he was looking down the barrel - people that don’t know much about firearms are notorious for this kind of stupidity.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 6:21:00 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

Sounds like an occupational injury - call OSHA!


7 posted on 10/11/2011 6:23:02 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thugs should never play with guns. They are not toys.


8 posted on 10/11/2011 6:24:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Kenneth Kenard Fortson, 21, died when the pickup truck he and three other suspects were traveling in overturned on Roberts Drive across from Riverdale High School.

As absurd as laws are getting now, I'm surprised they didn't charge him posthumously with interfering with police by dying prematurely to avoid getting charged with robbery.
9 posted on 10/11/2011 6:27:59 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure he was a good student and member of the choir and his mother will sue the manufacturer of the pick-up truck for building a dangerous vehicle. </sarc>


10 posted on 10/11/2011 6:30:13 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Riverdale High School.

That's where Archie and the gang go to school.

11 posted on 10/11/2011 6:31:48 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tut tut...What a shame.


12 posted on 10/11/2011 6:32:38 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Denico Deangelo Hawkins, Ramon Gartez Blalock and Quinton Lamont Oliver

...I'd venture a guess and make a comment, but someone would call me names, no doubt...

13 posted on 10/11/2011 6:34:57 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He was found with a weapon in his hand, after the truck crashed," said Clayton Police Officer Eddie Soto. "It appears he accidentally shot himself in the head." Oops
14 posted on 10/11/2011 6:38:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"gud shootin dawg,ain't easy flippin dru da air, screamin,cussin,bouncin,bone breakin landin and shootin yersef in da head"

15 posted on 10/11/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NonValueAdded

The gun did it.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 6:41:49 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bgill

Maybe he shot himself to avoid capture.


17 posted on 10/11/2011 6:43:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bgill

“It appears he accidentally shot himself in the head.”

Well...liberals always said that guns are evil and they just shoot people.


18 posted on 10/11/2011 6:44:16 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
The perp as found on mugshots.com.

Kenneth Kenard Fortson
Name: FORTSON, KENNETH
Booking Number: 0404917
Permanent ID: X0375621
Release Date: 7/12/2008
Gender: M
DOB: 8/1990
Height: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
Weight: 120 lb (54 kg)
Race: N/A

19 posted on 10/11/2011 6:46:58 PM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
demanded...a video game

"Oh man, I got the wrong game..."

20 posted on 10/11/2011 6:47:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: All


"Oh man, I shot Marvin Kenneth in the face!"
21 posted on 10/11/2011 7:01:10 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Roger_Wildcat

What’s with the N/A? It’s as plain as day.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 7:18:17 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is there a special Darwin Award for the number of stupid things you can do in the last minutes of your life?


23 posted on 10/11/2011 7:23:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Beat me to it


24 posted on 10/11/2011 7:35:48 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Police are still looking for other suspects in the home invasion: Their names are:

Denico Gartez Lamont Kinard and his sisters -

Knisha Mooscela D’Angela Johnson and

LaTishea Dujuanna D’Peeples Jones

If you see them, try to stop laughing long enough to arrest them on suspicion of impersonating real people.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 7:46:40 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: momtothree

The Amish have their own problems:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791413/posts


26 posted on 10/11/2011 7:58:08 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Disambiguator
What’s with the N/A? It’s as plain as day.

North African

27 posted on 10/11/2011 8:26:20 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Improving the gene pool by subtraction.


28 posted on 10/11/2011 8:33:13 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Roger_Wildcat
Height: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m) Weight: 120 lb (54 kg) With a gun, though, he was 6'9" and 335/sarcasm;)
29 posted on 10/11/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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