|16-year-old Isiah Haggins, shot at a hip-hop store in Dayton, Ohio. He was engaging in armed robbery at the time of his justifiable homicide, when a store clerk dared defend his life and property. But his family assures us he was "a good boy"|
Isiah Haggins Jr. is Trayvon Martin. [Coroner: Haggins died of multiple gunshot wounds, whio.com, 7-2-14]:
Security will be increase at a Dayton store where the owner fatally shot a teenager who, along with another suspect, was allegedly trying to rob the business at gunpoint Monday. The death of Isiah Haggins Jr., 16, of Trotwood, was officially ruled a homicide by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Dayton police said the teen and another suspect entered the Step-N-Style store at 3217 W. Siebenthaler Ave. armed with guns and demanded cash. The store owner, who's been robbed before, also had a gun and shot Haggins. The second suspect fled on foot, and is still at large.Nothing more.
Though the article seems to have been edited (to get rid of Haggins' families whining, which helps identify him as just another black thug behind - and justifying - the white flight from Dayton), here's what was originally posted at WHIO.com [New details from coroner on teen shot during robbery, WHIO.com, 7-2-14]:
"I want answers," said Isiah Haggins Sr., father of Isiah Haggins Jr. "And I want the truth."
Haggins' grandmother, Kay Haggins, wants to see Step-N-Style's surveillance video as proof that her grandson posed a threat to the store owner.
"I want to know what happened, where he was shot?" she said. "Was it self-defense? Because it's their word and he's not here to speak for himself. We don't know. We are just going by what (the store owner) said. I just want to know how my grandchild died."
Another store owner said: "These incidents have escalated over the years. You used to only have to worry about fights outside. Now we have to worry about guns inside."
Haggins' family said he had been in some troubles in the past — he'd been expelled from Trotwood-Madison High School because of bad grades, behavior problems and for shoplifting — but that he also was an intelligent, talented musician. His maternal grandmother, Carrie Gober, said her grandson produced other people's music in her house, he started hanging with the wrong crowd.
"He started hanging with some guys that I didn't know. I just didn't feel comfortable with the boys," Gober said. "I told little Isiah that I didn't feel comfortable with them. I didn't know them. I didn't trust them."
Gober said she argued with her grandson about his new friends, but that he hadn't been mixed up in a bad crowd until perhaps recently.
"Just because he had dreds and tattoos, that doesn't mean he was a thug," she said. "He wasn't. He was a home baby. He loved to be home. I don't know what happened to make him go down that road. It's not him."
Haggins' father said he wonders about everything that happened with his son Monday.
"What was going through his mind? I had spoken to him that morning and we were supposed to hang out," the elder Haggins said. "He wanted to go shopping, so he was going to call me back. He never called me back."This story was posted at 11:21 a.m. yesterday, but excised to take away the hilarious quotes from the family.
Your son never called you back, Mr. Haggins, because he was attempting to rob a hip-hop store with a gun.
"He was a good boy," after all.