9 year old girl killed after robbery

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  1. Phaedrus/69

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    Man, this one is just horrible! Apparently a guy was robbed at an ATM and afteward decided to shoot at a truck he thought belonged to the robbers. It was in fact an innocent family of five. The rounds killed the 9 year old daughter.:(

    The first lesson of this is you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. Once you've already been robbed and the robber is gone, it's too late to grab your gun to try to get the horse back in the barn. Let's even say hypothetically that he was shooting at the "right" vehicle, it's still likely going to be judged a homicide.
     
  2. Blue Jays

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    What a truly horrible and regrettable turn of events. :-(
    The guy went from "innocent robbery victim" to "child killer" in less than thirty seconds.
    Totally agree…the scumbags are running away. Shooting no longer makes sense.
     
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  3. BringHomeTheBacon

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    This trigger-happy Tony Earls firing at the wrong truck was an idiot, it seems. He assumed it was the bad guy's truck. He didn't know. It did not seem likely the AOJ rule of deadly force was in effect in this case:

    A: did the bad guy have the ABILITY to harm the victim? perhaps
    O: did the bad guy have the OPPORTUNITY to harm the victim? not likely, since he apparently was gone already
    J: was the victim in JEOPARDY right at the time he fired at the wrong vehicle? I doubt it, UNLESS the robbery victim perceived that the vehicle was going to attack him by vehicular assault at that moment, was the 'wrong' vehicle moving toward the robbery victim at the time as if it were charging him to run him over?

    Is this truly a case of aggravated assault or criminal negligence? It seems more to me like a criminal negligence/manslaughter case.
     
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  4. Slamfire

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    As the humorist Josh Billing once put it, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, its what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”.

    The shooter thought he knew the situation, obviously he did not. And a young child died because of that. Very sad.
     
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  5. DeepSouth
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    That’s is terrible, and totally avoidable.

    I really wish people would put a little more thought into possible outcomes of gun fights, before they happen. I just don’t understand why people risk lives for material possessions.

    Just let them have it, gun fight vs I lost a couple hundred bucks….. is that really a hard decision?

    Pride kills a lot of people.
     
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  6. jmorris

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    Yep, whatever he could have conceived to hope to have recovered is minuscule in comparison to what he will loose from the outcome of that action.
     
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    The above posts say it all.
     
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    Absolutely tragic, and all driven by far too much emotion, after the initial incident has ended.

    This happened in Houston Texas? Texas, where they past constitutional carry last year? Is it possible this guy was not only mad at being robbed, but also mad that he didn't bring his gun with him from the vehicle, to visit an ATM after dark?
     
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  10. Speedo66

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    This sounds like it was strictly for revenge.

    The robbery was over, he wasn't in danger, and the bad guys, even if that was the right vehicle, were making their escape.

    Anger is a strong emotion that can be difficult to control. It can even be life changing, as this will be for the shooter. And the victim and her family.
     
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