Skip to comments.Cops: Home invasion suspect accidentally killed himself
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.
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Well, it can’t be the Amish right? These guys were in a real car.
Sadly he never got a chance to be the victim
How many times?
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.
Sounds like an occupational injury - call OSHA!
Thugs should never play with guns. They are not toys.
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>
That's where Archie and the gang go to school.
Tut tut...What a shame.
...I'd venture a guess and make a comment, but someone would call me names, no doubt...
"gud shootin dawg,ain't easy flippin dru da air, screamin,cussin,bouncin,bone breakin landin and shootin yersef in da head"
The gun did it.
Maybe he shot himself to avoid capture.
“It appears he accidentally shot himself in the head.”
Well...liberals always said that guns are evil and they just shoot people.
Kenneth Kenard Fortson
Name: FORTSON, KENNETH
Booking Number: 0404917
Permanent ID: X0375621
Release Date: 7/12/2008
Height: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
Weight: 120 lb (54 kg)
"Oh man, I got the wrong game..."
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