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'Point 'em out, knock 'em out': Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun
Mlive ^ | 8-26-2013 | John Barnes

Posted on 08/26/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT by Darren McCarty

The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal.

The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her.

But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol.

The teen lost the game

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The 17-year-old in gym shorts approached his target. The 28-year-old Lansing man was waiting for his daughter at her school-bus stop at REO Road and Ballard Street.

....The teen had two friends nearby - dropped off by a third friend in a van after they scouted their target. They knew what Marvell Weaver was going to do. They had discussed it.

Weaver approached his victim from behind, a black KL-800 Type Stun Gun in his pocket. It is capable of generating 1.8 million volts.

He passed him and turned back, pressed the stun gun into the victim’s side. Again and again, and … nothing. It had fired earlier when testing it, he would later tell police.

“The button was like stuck down … or something. I don’t know what caused it not to work,” according to a transcript of Weaver’s statement.

‘Please don’t kill me’

The intended victim moved quickly, pulling his stainless steel .40-caliber Smith and Wesson. It had a full 10-bullet magazine, and was worth about $900 police estimated.

He shot Weaver in his buttocks as the teen turned to flee.

“It happened so fast I wasn’t sure. I just know something was shoved into my side. I wasn’t sure if it was a knife, if it was anything,” he told police.

Weaver ran, sat down across the street, his leg going numb, bleeding. Pleading.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; ccw; guncontrol; knockoutgame; lansing; secondamendment; stungun
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Not surprised it's the SW part of Lansing.

Lesson given - don't jump people.

1 posted on 08/26/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty

A thug’s gotta know his limitations.


2 posted on 08/26/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by wny
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To: Darren McCarty
Yay!

Score another point for civilisation.

Hang his body from a lamppost for all to see the shame of such a violent idiot corpse.

3 posted on 08/26/2013 10:48:40 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Darren McCarty

Bad shot...next time aim center mass.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 10:49:06 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: PATRIOT1876

he lived


5 posted on 08/26/2013 10:49:35 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Pity this story doesn’t have a happy ending: the punk survived. Enough punks get DRT, this crap will stop. . .


6 posted on 08/26/2013 10:50:30 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Darren McCarty

Wonderful news.


7 posted on 08/26/2013 10:50:33 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Great story, perfect ending...should be trumpeted from all mountain tops...do NOT be a victim....love it.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Darren McCarty
Of course! ..Another one of Obama's sons!


9 posted on 08/26/2013 10:51:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Darren McCarty

thanks for the good news


10 posted on 08/26/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: wny

> Weaver approached his victim from behind, a black KL-800 Type Stun Gun in his pocket. It is capable of generating 1.8 million volts.

He passed him and turned back, pressed the stun gun into the victim’s side. Again and again, and … nothing. It had fired earlier when testing it, he would later tell police.

“The button was like stuck down … or something. I don’t know what caused it not to work,” according to a transcript of Weaver’s statement.

I would have said, “still don’t believe in God? Now go and never engage in this stupidity ever again!”


11 posted on 08/26/2013 10:52:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Darren McCarty

“It had a full 10-bullet magazine, and was worth about $900 police estimated.”

Not sure what the point of that comment is, strange.


12 posted on 08/26/2013 10:53:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Obama sure has LOTS of sons!!!



13 posted on 08/26/2013 10:53:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: TexasCajun

Oh those wacky teens.

When will they ever learn?


14 posted on 08/26/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: Darren McCarty
The perp was lucky his intended victim was such a gentleman. I don't think I would've stayed with him until the police arrived on the chance that I might be railroaded into being the next George Zimmerman.

However, I might have wiped my butt on a kleenex and given it to him to stop the bleeding. But probably not as it might leave DNA evidence to identify me by.

15 posted on 08/26/2013 10:53:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

screw that. Aim for the groin and pelvis area.


16 posted on 08/26/2013 10:54:06 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Darren McCarty

read the comments at the end of the story, a bunch of people are blaming the victim. “If he didn’t have a gun then no injuries would have occurred.”


17 posted on 08/26/2013 10:54:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TexasCajun

Ha Ha! He got shot in the fundament!


18 posted on 08/26/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Darren McCarty

“shot Weaver in his buttocks”

creepy ass crackah shot me in the AZZ!


19 posted on 08/26/2013 10:55:15 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN
its clearly designed to illuminate the
Nature of the PUKES intended victim....
20 posted on 08/26/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Darren McCarty

Lucky and good! Stunner didn’t work, and an adrenaline yanked shot still hit meat. If something like this happens again, bet that shot gets even closer to point of aim.

Cheers!

“...be alive to go home at the end of your shift...thus endeth the lesson...”

KYPD


21 posted on 08/26/2013 10:56:05 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: Darren McCarty
Whatever the outcome, the teen has written a letter apologizing to his victim. “I don’t blame you for what you did. You were only trying to protect yourself. I only wish I could go back to change it to were (sic) I never did it.”

LOL - The old "apology letter" trick worked by the police on stupid and guilty criminals . A signed apology letter is otherwise known as a "signed confession."

22 posted on 08/26/2013 10:56:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Darren McCarty

black thugs lose playing knockout game on white victim.

wish every single instance of this ended like this one. only with the thugs not breathing anymore.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 10:57:39 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: V_TWIN

Maybe to make the reader think it was “high capacity” and say something about the relative affluence of the intended victim relative to his attacker? Sorry, doesn’t work on me. At only ten round he should have a backup mag, and relative income means nothing to me.


24 posted on 08/26/2013 10:57:57 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Darren McCarty
Sounds like a game for cowards to me.
Look for someone smaller or older. Make sure that you have a buddy around to help in case things get rough.

I wonder how many elderly people they beat up?
How many handicapped?

I picture these morons as hulking seniors in High School with sloped foreheads hanging around kindergartner after school so that they could brag about how many kids they tangled with.

The flame of ignorance is burning brighter.

25 posted on 08/26/2013 10:58:14 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Darren McCarty

article’is wrong. it ain’t random.

the people picked are by themselves.

the people picked are white. on purpose.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Darren McCarty

*Weaver ran, sat down across the street, his leg going numb, bleeding. Pleading.*

BooHoo.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 10:59:18 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Darren McCarty
“‘I’m sorry, please don’t kill me, I don’t know why I did that, I’m high you know, I just wanna go home,’” the teen told the man who had just shot him. Marvel, the perp, whined after being shot.

I'm sorry? Too late for that laddy buck.

Please don't kill me? You were so brave a minute ago.

I don’t know why I did that... Maybe you should thing about consequences before you do something stupid like this again. Maybe you will have some time in a confined space to think about it.

I’m high you know, I just wanna go home. You should have stayed at home.

28 posted on 08/26/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: driftdiver

*he lived*

Yes, that’s a shame....OK score a half point.


29 posted on 08/26/2013 11:00:02 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: V_TWIN
High price of ammo? Journalists are pathetic.

/johnny

30 posted on 08/26/2013 11:02:18 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Darren McCarty

Guess “Marvell” learned an important lesson that day:

THings are not always what they seem and never judge a book by a cover.


31 posted on 08/26/2013 11:02:31 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: V_TWIN

I thought that was very odd too.


32 posted on 08/26/2013 11:03:34 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Darren McCarty

The story goes on to tell of a written apology... such total BS. Marvell and his friends planned an attack on an innocent man. Marvell pulled the trigger on a stun gun, intending to harm his victim. Once caught, Marvell tried to blame this same victim. I’ve got $10 that says Marvell will absolutely claim racism as some point.

I think Marvell should be thankful he can face a Judge and Jury instead of a mortician.


33 posted on 08/26/2013 11:03:47 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: V_TWIN

I think the ones that hold complete rounds of ammunition are cheaper and easier to come by.


34 posted on 08/26/2013 11:05:12 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: Darren McCarty

>>>The intended victim moved quickly, pulling his stainless steel .40-caliber Smith and Wesson. It had a full 10-bullet magazine, and was worth about $900 police estimated.<<<

The pistol might have “cost” about $900, but it was certainly “worth” a whole lot more in this case.

40 Caliber S&W Pistol - $900.00
10 rounds of .40 S&W - $5.00

Shooting the worthless thug who was about to brutally beat you, in the buttocks - PRICELESS!


35 posted on 08/26/2013 11:05:19 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Really. I am not a great shot, but would have emptied the magazine into the guy.


36 posted on 08/26/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Darren McCarty
Not surprised it's the SW part of Lansing.

The Smith & Wesson part, or so it seems................

37 posted on 08/26/2013 11:06:16 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Kneecaps. This makes the knockout game much more interesting for older people. Evens it up a bit.


38 posted on 08/26/2013 11:07:51 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: NY.SS-Bar9; mykroar; JRandomFreeper

From the article:

“An MLive Media Group investigation found that crime numbers continue to drop across Michigan, even as police ranks decline. Some see the seemingly contradictory trends as proof the proliferation of concealed weapons is deterring lawbreakers.”

GEE YA THINK?


39 posted on 08/26/2013 11:08:23 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Darren McCarty

Welcome to Obama’s world. This is what he wants for all of America.


40 posted on 08/26/2013 11:08:46 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Darren McCarty

I am so f’ing sick of the word “teens” being used to describe black scum.

“Youths”?

“Urban”?

“Rough” neighborhood?

“Teens” my sore white arse. I know teens. I have nieces and nephews who are teens.

This offal, this feral scourge...do they have to take the language down with them?


41 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: V_TWIN

Probably trying to paint the victim/target as “rich” and therefore deserving of being attacked.


42 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Darren McCarty
this kind of thuggery is escalating all over the US and is all the more reason to conceal carry. If your local PD says you don’t justifiably qualify for a CCW permit then eff the permit, protect yourself and your family first.
43 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:56 AM PDT by drypowder
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worth about $900

What does the worth of the gun have to do with the story? I’d say the gun is priceless if it defends someone’s life.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:57 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Victim “chosen at random” my a$$.
They picked the lone white guy.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 11:11:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Darren McCarty
The felony stun-gun charge is more serious than simple assault, a 90-day misdemeanor, McCormick added.

Shot in the ass with a .40 pistol? It may take longer than that before he can sit down without flinching.

47 posted on 08/26/2013 11:13:31 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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YO THUGS! Getting the message yet?

Well played. This is the kind of news we need to see more of around here.


48 posted on 08/26/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: MeshugeMikey
Sons Of Barack's.
49 posted on 08/26/2013 11:15:35 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

You sir, have just won the “best post of the day” award. Kudos.


50 posted on 08/26/2013 11:16:38 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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