He walked into a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven for a Big Gulp. He ended up shooting 2 robbers, killing 1.This guy, who was down on his luck, but working through it, did everything right. He ended a potentially horrific robbery, protected the clerk and other customers, and did his best to secure the scene. Then the realization set in.
“You just shot and killed somebody in 7-Eleven. You just told these people to call the cops and they’re coming. You got to stand here and wait for them. Of course, you can’t be standing here with a gun in your hand. You’re a black man with a gun. You’ll probably get shot.”
“I said to the clerk, ‘Look man, I’m removing the ammunition from my gun,’ and I made sure he knew where all the guns were.
“He was like, ‘Man, you’re my hero. You need a Gatorade or anything? Anytime you come in here, you’re good.' And I was like, ‘Thanks, but the cops are here now and we got to put our hands up.’”Our hero was not charged. He was released by police after a round of questioning. It's a cautionary tale: If you have to shoot someone, you will probably be detained and questioned. It is part of the process and you need to understand that.