Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldn’t feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back.
Four blacks participated in home invasion of the Lash's in Atlanta
While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects.
The Lash family had just returned to their Sumter Street home from vacation Sunday night when two male teenagers approached Lash on his front porch, witnesses told police. The teens — one in a yellow shirt, the other in a red one — asked if they could borrow a jack for their car and tried to force their way inside as two other teens stood across the street, police said.
When Lash tried to close the door, he was shot by the teen in yellow, who had a short afro and tattoos and piercings on his face, Lash was able to tell witnesses and police.
Inside the home, Lash’s wife, Whitney, heard the shots, grabbed the couple’s 6-month-old daughter and ran toward the back door, her mother, Jessica Huffman, told Channel 2 Action News. Whitney Lash called 911, and in a hushed voice, told the operator her husband had been shot.
“I just ran outside with my baby,” the mother said in the 911 call.
The suspects fired two shots at the mother, but missed her as she ran out the back door and to a nearby home for help.
“He followed her and caught up with her at the gate and she turned around and said, ‘Please don’t shoot me, I have a little baby,’” Huffman said.Michael and Whitney Lash, as well as their two young children, are white.
|"Please don't shoot me, I have a little baby": This is the child Whitney Lash referred to, only seconds before black males fired at her|
The four "teens" who participated in the home invasion - including shooting Michael in both legs and then shooting at his wife as she held their young child - are all black.
The absolutely haunting 911 call, where Whitney reveals the attackers are black, can be heard here. [911 calls released in violent home invasion, shooting, WSBTV.com, August 18, 2015]:
What's going on? Tell me what you see,” the 911 operator said. “I just ran outside with my baby. There's a black young man at the front door. He just pulled a gun on my husband,” Lash said. That was the call Lash made the moment police say a group of teenagers busted in through their northwest Atlanta front door and shot her husband Mike in the leg. Investigators say the teens were there to rob the Lashes as they returned home from vacation. As they forced their way in, they shot Mike Lash then chased Whitney out the back door as she carried her 6-month-old daughter. Police say they even fired shots at her.Evil.
Pure, unadulterated evil.
But it's what you learn about the Lash's that leaves you puzzled, and completely saddened for a people under continued assault across not just Atlanta, but all of America.
Michael's mother-in-law expressed sadness for the black home invaders, who shot at her daughter and granddaughter after shooting him:
“I just hate it for those young boys that they're doing this to their life, but if they’ve done it once I think they'll do it again,” [Jessica] Huffman said.But it's what Michael did after he was shot - and his family's life was still at stake - that shows Lawrence Auster's concept of the Eloi and the Morlock's (a reference to The Time Machine) is 100 percent dead-on. [Atlanta father shot during violent home invasion quoted scripture, AJC.com, August 19, 2015]:
The northwest Atlanta father remained hospitalized Wednesday morning following surgery to insert a rod from his knee to his hip, Michael Lash’s wife said.
In a post on an , Whitney Lash said her husband doesn’t have feeling in his foot, but doctors are hopeful physical therapy will help him regain sensation.
Still, it was her husband’s words after being shot that Whitney Lash said are helping the family through the ordeal. Her husband was praying, citing one specific verse from Luke 23.
“Forgive them Father, they know not what they have done,” Michael Lash said, according to his wife.
“His immediate grace and forgiveness for others in the midst of life and death is a constant reminder for me as I feel anger trying to creep in,” Whitney Lash posted online.Anger is the right emotion, considering four black people just shot your husband and then fired bullets at your young child.
Turning the other cheek means the bleeding won't stop until you're dead.