Skip to comments.Walgreens shooter: 'One chance'(NE)
Posted on 05/04/2010 12:57:12 PM PDT by marktwain
Harry James McCullough took it personally. The former security guard was standing at a Walgreens checkout counter when he saw two masked men, one with a sawed-off shotgun, enter the store. Marquail Thomas, 18, pointed the shotgun at customers and yelled, Nobody (expletive) move!''
There's no doubt in my mind what they were going to do, McCullough said Thursday. There was no time to react. You only have one chance.
McCullough pulled out a pistol and shot Thomas four times. Thomas collapsed outside the store and died later at a hospital.
McCullough chased down the second masked man, whom Omaha police have identified as Angelo Douglas, 17, and held him until officers arrived. Jauvier Perkins, 15, who police said was the getaway driver, was arrested Wednesday.
Prosecutors said all three are known gang members.
McCullough said he had no idea whom he was dealing with.
I took it personal, he said. I was the only one in that situation that could have made it any better, so I took action.
McCullough said he never expected something like this to happen at his neighborhood drugstore, which he visits at least once a month to pick up a prescription for migraine headaches.
(Excerpt) Read more at omaha.com ...
Reporter to cop: Why did you shoot him 6 times?
Cop: I was out of bullets.
Marquail got his 5 minutes of fame.
good riddance to bad rubbish.
Gang members? And now this guy’s name is being publicized?
Well, thanks to some crackerjack reporting by a intellectually challenged reporter, the gang members of the victim and the perps now know who they need to track down and kill.
I’m sure the family of Harry James McCullough will be thrilled to know how easily it is to track their son down, especially with a press that is eager to single out a Hero for the gangs to kill.
How else will the reporters get their next story? sarc/
Yeah he can defend himself, but not having your name out there is a defense all it's own. "Anonymous bystander" is how I'd like to be referred to in the de-brief.
“”””Kleine said a bullet from the pistol was found inside the barrel of the shotgun, indicating that Thomas was aiming his gun at McCullough.””””
Mythbusters needs to do their thing to recreate it.
Several things are not in this article. His gun was confiscated by the police on the spot. He was unarmed with possible gang members who now know who he is and where he lives. Some gunowners held a collection and gave him enough to buy a new gun. When he tried to register it, he was refused (which means he cannot pick up the new gun). The reason given was he was ticketed for a misdemeanor (carrying concealed without a permit). Omaha has had handgun registration since the 1880’s, BTW. He is working little over minimum wage jobs and probably does not have another.
All the usual suspects (gun grabbing politicians, newspaper columnists, and idiots posting on local websites) are condemning him. They say; “If this happened, or that happened, or something else happened instead of what actually happened, it would have been far worse.” One idiot accused him of shooting an unarmed man (which nobody knew at the time) in the back (which the tapes show happened when he spun around after getting hit 3 times). Another idiot said that the perp did not have to be pointing the gun at him. He could have “curved” the bullet into the barrel!!!
The State Patrol has also said that he will never be allowed to have a concealed carry permit in the future because he has a misdemeanor ticket for carrying concealed without a permit. Keep all this in mind when someone says the Police are your friend. They are not.
“The State Patrol has also said that he will never be allowed to have a concealed carry permit in the future because he has a misdemeanor ticket for carrying concealed without a permit.”
Ya’ll ned a “Shall Issue” CC Law in Nebraska exempting Misdemeanors. That’ll put the gun grabbing Cops back on their leashes.
Are they still not allowing him to register his new weapon just because he was ticketed even though he apparently won't be prosecuted?
An absolute “hh rule”:
Vigilantism rises because of the unwillingness or inability of law enforcement to do their jobs.....
Marquail Tyrill Deshane Thomas
Poor kid didn't have a chance from the get-go. /semi-sarc
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