Skip to comments.Store owner shoots teen in self-defense, killing him(FL)
Posted on 03/27/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by marktwain
TAMPA, Fla. - Taquanda Baker doesn't remember the suspect saying anything. She just remembers seeing his gun.
"I was standing here," she said, pointing to a spot near her cash register. "As I saw him coming, he already had the gun up."
Baker pulled her gun out of her pocket, misfiring a shot into the wall, then aimed and shot again.
"He stumbled about 3 feet back, hit the floor, and I shot out the door," she recalls.
Baker ran outside her convenience store to Armenia Avenue and flagged down a TPD cruiser.
"I was like, 'I just shot somebody. Help me! Help me! Help me!"
While paramedics raced the suspect to the hospital, police put Baker in handcuffs and in the backseat of a patrol car.
She told them she not only knew the person she shot -- she knew he was only 16.
"I used to tease with him, 'Why aren't you in school today?'" Baker explained.
Baker calls Quintavius Moore a regular customer, who shopped in her store several times a day.
He'd buy shirts or candy, sometimes he even brought kids in.
Moore's grandmother, Delores Wesley, wouldn't comment on her grandson's death, but asked ABC Action News to relay a message to other teens.
"Stay in school," Wesley said. "Put God in your life."
Knowing she killed Moore, even in self-defense, makes Baker sick.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcactionnews.com ...
Another one of Obama’s sons.
Just trying to get whacked so his family can make a lot of money off Al & Jesse’s circus
Yeah by that “bigot” Taquanda Baker . . how dare she protect herself by taking the life of a young man? All he did was point the gun, he didn’t shoot her, beat her head on the pavement, or try to wrestle her gun away. Be prepared for Al, Jesse, and all the other color blind leaders-by-example to organize hate protests ASAP.
Oh my, that poor little baby. I’m sure that mean racist woman is lying and that gun was really just a bag of skittles. Where can I buy a t-shirt for this hate crime?
She looked pretty black, so this crime is no problem.
LYNCH HER!!!! BOUNTY FOR HER HEAD!!!
“He’d buy shirts or candy, sometimes he even brought kids in.”
Why hasn’t she been arrested yet? Not enough pressure from the “baiters” yet? Or because it was actually self defense? Or it was “only” a black on black incident. No headline here. Nothing to see. Move along.
Another “Saint Skittles” for the left-media hive to adore.
May Our Almighty Father bring her His peace, as is His will. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I am Quintavius. /sarc
How terrible that the poor woman was put in that position. His grandmother, too. Very sad.
I am Taquanda..............
Was he wearing a hoody?
‘Yeah by that bigot Taquanda Baker . . how dare she protect herself by taking the life of a young man?’
How insulting, that this little twerp who kept skipping school and wasting so much time in her store, on a friendly basis, would betray her and even steal her things, much less threaten her with a firearm.
What is with the grill work? Even on women?
Was he wearing a “Justice for Tayvon” tee-shirt?
notice the “guns are bad/uncool” meme is fulling in play.
in this story the meme is “guns make you sick”
Which, I suppose, means the 'Jessie and Al Show' can stay in Sanford...
Skittles is going to disappear from the market.
Roman Amish, no doubt.
Oh, wait. It was a black girl who shot him in self defense? And she didn't have a Jewish-sounding name. Well, then, never mind.
One of the worst crimes I have been near in my whole life occurred about 6 months ago in Houston, Texas. A Saudi oil sheik was carjacked with his son and was shot dead by 2 black teens. One was arrested the other as far as I know has not been caught. This was never broadcast on the National news which amazed me because the victim was a prominent Saudi Muslim receiving cancer treatment here. This was a very tragic story. What is more tragic is the frequency that these crimes occur in the African American community. If this were a white christian that had murdered the Saudi it would have been broadcast worldwide. Media bias at it's most sickening.
Why should one ‘hate’ crime be made to be more important than any other plain ‘stupid’ or crime of ‘passion’? The way that the media...mainly MSNBC is promoting the riots for this case is in their eyes passionate towards the victim but what it is actually doing is dividing our country deeper into the pits of racism. It's sad that one tragedy is reported on more than another in the name of progressing a cause. In the end they are actually using the victim in this case whether they realize it or not.
If you turn up the gamma on the photo enough she’ll turn white!
Will the media show a picture of the perp at 10 years old?
Quintavius Moore is no more
He b ded
YES!! Where is a picture of this saintly, innocent child that looks like Obama's son?
Does only Trayvon count because he was shot by a 'white' hispanic?
Which brings to mind the putative epitath from a grave in Tombstone, Arizona
Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs from a 0.44
No Les, no more.
“Moore’s grandmother, Delores Wesley, wouldn’t comment on her grandson’s death, but asked ABC Action News to relay a message to other teens.
“Stay in school,” Wesley said. “Put God in your life.”
And then she applied for the trademarks:
I am Quintavius, Justice for Quintavius (sarc)
May Our Almighty Father bring George Zimmerman His peace, as is His will. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
When will his mother trademark his name and then try and cash in on it?
From your key board to God’s inbox.
Amen! He has been treated like a jewell—Richard Jewell, that is. May God forbid those who seek to defend themselves become pawns in ratings races, sensationalistic journalism, and racist reporting.
I can't help but wonder if the Revs. Jackson & Sharpton stepped out of the spotlight long enough to teach God's laws to these young people:
Thou shalt not steal...
Thou shalt not murder...
Thou shalt not bear false witness... etc....
Where are the parents, educators, spiritual leaders, and "community organizers" when it comes to the EPIC FAILURE to instill basic morality, ethics, and self-discipline to each oncoming generation of young people--regardless of ethnic background.
I expect God will eventually hold them accountable...
... No one else seems to have the stones to call them out.
RIP young man...
QUITE SAD: a justifiable self-defense shoot in a preventable circumstance...
If the national MSM were to report this incident the headlines would read something like this:
Florida gun laws are killing innocent black youth.
They will demand to know what the gods of government, and Obamessiah is going to do about it.
“Which, I suppose, means the ‘Jessie and Al Show’ can stay in Sanford... “
The “reverends” Al and Jesse will need airline passes to get to all the places where the Trayvon Martin look a likes were shot just today. I think that this is the third one I’ve read on FR this morning. Zimmerman could have avoided all the trouble by changing his name to Taquanda.
Another dead teen who “looks like” a male relative of our president. But the shooter “looks like” a female relative of the president. Nothing to see here.....
Quintavius? Sounds like something you contract from drinking the water down south of the border. I heard that it responds well to treatment with copper-jacketed lead.
There, fixed it.
I have to ask - what is the point?
This woman would be the kind of neighbor I could live with. She loves to keep her area neat and clean.
911, “Police or Fire?”
Taquanda Baker,”Both! I need a clean-up in Aisle 1 & 2!”
A hundred bucks the kid looked like obama.