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Gun-Toting Senior Shoots Brick-Throwing Kid(IL)
nbcchicago.com ^ | 28 September, 2010 | NA

Posted on 09/29/2010 5:15:51 AM PDT by marktwain

A 12-year-old boy who neighbors describe as a "little monster" was shot by a woman apparently upset at the boy and others for throwing bricks at her Southeast Side home Tuesday evening.

The shooting happened about 5:25 p.m. near East 76th Street and South Coles Avenue and sent a juvenile to University of Comer Children's Hospital in serious to critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

A woman believed to be in her late 60s or early 70s fired the shot. She remained in police custody Tuesday night but police said she may not be charged because she may have fired shots in self-defense.

She told police the injured boy and others had thrown bricks at her house. She chased the boys and fired shots after the children would not put the bricks down, a police source said.

Each child had a brick in their hands, but the boy shot is believed to have been the only one who succeeded in breaking a window at the residence, police said.

Neighbors said the boy is a known troublemaker and the head of a small neighborhood gang.

"This little boy started a fire in her grill, burned out her garbage can .. he was a little terror," said neighbor Hilda Brunt. "This has been going on for weeks."

At least one of the boys is telling a different story.

"One minute I'm playing basketball with my friend, the next minute I see him with a bloody arm," said 15-year-old Jordan Heard.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; gun; il
I wonder if the "little monster" had a father at home?
1 posted on 09/29/2010 5:15:54 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Where do they learn to throw bricks & rocks?


2 posted on 09/29/2010 5:17:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: marktwain

Never bring a brick to a ——


3 posted on 09/29/2010 5:18:42 AM PDT by AU72
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To: marktwain

Awe...cute little tyke. Clearly society has failed him. Nothing another trillion dollar stimulus won’t fix right up.


4 posted on 09/29/2010 5:19:24 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: marktwain

The poor kid was trying to turn his life round by learning how to do a proper home invasion.


5 posted on 09/29/2010 5:21:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Maybe this is the sort of intervention he needed to turn his life around?


6 posted on 09/29/2010 5:23:24 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: marktwain

I think she needs to spend a little time at the range to improve her skills.Remember two to the torso one to the head!!!


7 posted on 09/29/2010 5:25:37 AM PDT by ontap
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To: FES0844

Good grief!
Kids throw anything that fits in their hand.

The question is where are the parents who should have taught him a bit about consequences?


8 posted on 09/29/2010 5:30:28 AM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: marktwain

Come on marktwain,
That’s racist.
The poor dear has most probably had a difficult upbringing.


9 posted on 09/29/2010 5:30:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: marktwain

Too bad she didn’t off the little son of a female dog. Would have been one less *&^%$ in the world.


10 posted on 09/29/2010 5:35:59 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: G Larry; FES0844

I threw a rock at someone exactly once. The attitude adjustment(s) I received from my dad convinced me it was a good survival strategy to leave the stones alone.


11 posted on 09/29/2010 5:36:08 AM PDT by jboot (Let Christ be true and every man a liar.)
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To: marktwain

Head of a small neighborhood gang.....

Junior Crips or Bloods in Training???


12 posted on 09/29/2010 5:36:43 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Joe Boucher

This country needs comprehensive
brick-control.


13 posted on 09/29/2010 5:37:34 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: marktwain

This article is BS. There are no guns in Chicago. They are illegal.


14 posted on 09/29/2010 5:38:46 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("CJ, if we're ever ordered to storm your house, I'm calling in sick." Local SWAT team member.)
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To: marktwain

Outstanding!


15 posted on 09/29/2010 5:39:07 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

the ‘crib’s’


16 posted on 09/29/2010 5:39:29 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: marktwain

One can only hope..., this is a trend.

The only thing better would be a bounty on hoodlum punks.


17 posted on 09/29/2010 5:55:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Joe Boucher
The poor dear has most probably had a difficult upbringing.

Yeah! He's depraved on account he's deprived.

(apologies to Sondheim)

18 posted on 09/29/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: marktwain
"One minute I'm playing basketball with my friend, the next minute I see him with a bloody arm," said 15-year-old Jordan Heard.

Liar.

19 posted on 09/29/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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. “She chased the boys and fired shots after the children would not put the bricks down, a police source said. “

If she really chased the boys,,,and fired as they were running from her,,,she may not get off...That’s against what I always learned about firearms and self protection in the NRA courses I’ve taken.


20 posted on 09/29/2010 6:07:11 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: FES0844

>> Where do they learn to throw bricks & rocks?

At the Amish community center maybe?


21 posted on 09/29/2010 6:08:23 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: G Larry

laid out in a crack house no doubt...


22 posted on 09/29/2010 6:10:49 AM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: G Larry

The parent is probably another Great Society POS.


23 posted on 09/29/2010 6:16:17 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: marktwain
She remained in police custody ...

WTF is wrong with law enforcement these days? Why aren't they prosecuting the actual criminal?

24 posted on 09/29/2010 6:19:03 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: ontap

Yes, that kid definitely should have been shot 3 times like that.


25 posted on 09/29/2010 6:19:31 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: marktwain

Part of just a “small” neighborhood gang..... Not to worry, folks, nothing to see here, it was just a “small” gang.


26 posted on 09/29/2010 6:19:50 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: marktwain

Let her go.


27 posted on 09/29/2010 6:21:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: marktwain

The kid was an MIT — a murderer in training. This won’t be the last time he’s in the news.


28 posted on 09/29/2010 6:22:33 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jboot

Deuteronomy 21

18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.” 21 Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.


29 posted on 09/29/2010 6:25:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: FES0844

Maybe he was a Palestinian.They learn to throw rocks and then become suicide bombers from day one.


30 posted on 09/29/2010 6:33:31 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
If she really chased the boys,,,and fired as they were running from her,,,she may not get off...

I'm not 70 yet, but I'll guarantee you that I can't physically chase anyone. I'd be good for maybe three or four steps then I'd have to stop and get my breath.

My "I Believe" button is not working on this one.

31 posted on 09/29/2010 6:37:04 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: marktwain

No pictures I can guess.


32 posted on 09/29/2010 6:48:23 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: marktwain
Neighbors said the boy is a known troublemaker and the head of a small neighborhood gang.

Exterminate them all before they grow up and add to the burden on society.

33 posted on 09/29/2010 7:00:23 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: puppypusher; Nervous Tick; G Larry; dps.inspect

Exactly! You read my mind!


34 posted on 09/29/2010 7:55:16 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: ontap

This kid just needed to be injured. In most other cases, “two to the torso one to the head” wastes two bullets.


35 posted on 09/29/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: Retired COB

I send a bullet to do my chasing!!


36 posted on 09/29/2010 8:25:56 AM PDT by ontap
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To: bonnieblue4me
In most other cases, “two to the torso one to the head” wastes two bullets.

At my age I need to use 'em up!

37 posted on 09/29/2010 8:28:30 AM PDT by ontap
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To: CharlotteVRWC

A woman believed to be in her late 60s or early 70s is not going to run down a 12 year old kid. There’s no way she was chasing him.


38 posted on 09/29/2010 9:46:24 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: marktwain
We had a little monster like this guy in my neighborhood some years back. Little Jayohn was a hardened criminal by age 12. Everybody in his extended family had made excuses for him since birth. By age 15 he made a career of being a tough guy hanging out at the local 7/11, inflicting himself on the customers. One day, somebody had finally had enough of his antics, and emptied the magazine of a 1911 into his face and chest as he attempted to force his way into an intended victim's car. When you care enough to send your very best, make it .45 ACP.
39 posted on 09/29/2010 12:16:39 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: marktwain

In my city intentionally throwing an object through a window is a serious crime.


40 posted on 09/29/2010 12:20:06 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: Paladin2

>The poor kid was trying to turn his life round by learning how to do a proper home invasion.

He had an application in for the local SWAT team?


41 posted on 09/29/2010 10:42:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pnh102

>>She remained in police custody ...
>
>WTF is wrong with law enforcement these days? Why aren’t they prosecuting the actual criminal?

Well, you see it’s because the police aren’t happy not having a monopoly on deadly force, and they also realize that these
actual criminals* are those who need protection while it is someone who dares stand up for themselves who must be slain.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2597044/posts

[/Cynic]

*More Criminals = More Need for Police


42 posted on 09/29/2010 10:49:48 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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