“You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.” These words of Solomonic wisdom were uttered by the family of 18 year-old Adric White (above) after White was shot multiple times by an armed Good Samaritan in Mobile, Alabama last week. White remains hospitalized in serious condition–and armed police custody. Upon his release from the hospital, he will proceed directly to jail without passing Go or collecting one hundred dollars. We can probably assume that White’s enabling relatives are angry about that, too . . .
Their comments come in the aftermath of the most obviously justifiable ‘defense of others’ shooting I’ve ever heard about. According to police, White was robbing a Family Dollar store in Mobile, Alabama at gunpoint when an unnamed and lawfully armed Good Samaritan entered the store.
White failed to maintain situational awareness while he was holding a gun to an employee’s head and dragging him toward the front of the store, and our GGWG (Good Guy With A Gun) got the drop on him.
“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” said the [Good Samaritan]. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him, but when I saw him swing around so fast I didn’t want to get shot either.”
White was hit five times. After he was taken to the hospital, authorities discovered that he was out on bail for a similar armed robbery at an oyster restaurant just over a month earlier.
And this is where one of White’s idiot relatives chimed in.
“If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” said the relative. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”
Yes, I’d like to know what kind of family upbringing would lead someone (someone like Adric White) to believe that it’s okay to just rob people at gunpoint? White’s childhood among such idiot relatives as this one probably did him no favors. When asked about the other armed robbery White was out on bail from, the idiot relative decided it was time to STFU, which he or she should have done well before opening his/her mouth.
“We don’t know [about the other pending charges]. Like I said, we don’t know anything. We only know what we’ve been hearing second hand through the news. I would not like to comment because I don’t know,” she said.
White now faces additional armed robbery and firearms charges, and his bail on the prior charge will be revoked as soon as they can drag his drugged and leaking carcass into court. Authorities have defended the GGWG’s actions as a legally justified use of deadly force.