The family of a teenager who was shot and killed while committing an armed robbery has spoken out against the homeowner who pulled the trigger. [Scroll Down For Video]
Seventeen year old Trevon Johnson was shot by a homeowner who came home to check on an alarm at her home. She saw Johnson leaving the home and altercation ensued. During the altercation, Johnson was shot once. He died of his wounds.
“I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law – way beyond,” said Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris to local media outlet WFOR (video report below).
“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” she said. “You have to understand… how he going to get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”
“He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”
“What’s wrong with her,” asked Johnson’s sister Nisha Johnson when discussing the homeowner. “She did not have to shoot him.”
The family says they don’t believe Trevon actually stole anything, but concede that they can’t be sure. The homeowner has had trouble with break-ins in the past and installed a series of security cameras around the home to help discourage future incidents.
It was these cameras that alerted the female homeowner, who is in her 50’s, that there was a break-in occurring and allowed her to arm herself.
The homeowner did not face any charges in the case. Here are more details from police Det. Dan Ferrin.
“She observed a subject leaving the home through the rear,” said Ferrin.
“She’s a person that is a little distraught because this is her home that someone obviously was in,” Ferrin said. “If there’s any type of situation that happens or they believe there’s a burglary at the home or any type of confrontation, dial 911. Have the police make that confrontation. That’s what we’re here for.”