Shooting Of 14-Year-Old Ruled Self-Defense. Yes, Really
By Tom Knighton
When I think about what my son was like at 14, it’s not that hard to remember. It was just a few years ago. At that age, he was interested in girls and video games and that was about it. The idea of him doing something that might get him shot was pretty unthinkable. I mean, he was 14.
But sometimes we have to remember that while most kids are similar to how my son was at 14, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, they think they’re grown up and decide to do what they think grown-ups do.
Evansville Police have arrested a man following the shooting of a 14-year-old boy Friday night, Officers arrested Jiles Thomas of Illinois on obstruction of justice and marijuana charges.
The shooting happened at the corner of Riverside Drive and Boeke Road around 8:30.
Officers say when they arrived on scene they found the boy with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
According to Thomas, the 14-year-old boy met with him for a drug deal and during that deal, the boy pointed a gun at him and tried to rob him.
Thomas said he then drew his own gun and fired one shot, hitting the kid. He …Read the Rest
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