Relatives of Thief Shot By Homeowner: “Trevon Had Goals”

“You have to understand, you have to look at it from a child’s point of view that was raised in the hood. How he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school?” That’s Nautika Harris, cousin to Trevon Johnson. Her remarks came after a 54-year-old homeowner in Miami shot and killed her 17-year-old cousin. According to, the homeowner and Mr. Johnson had an altercation of some kind when she discovered him exiting her window, which lead to his ballistic demise. Mr. Johnson’s sister expressed her displeasure with the outcome . . .

“I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond. 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.”

Strange, then, that Mr. Johnson didn’t learn to stay out of other people’s homes unless invited. Preferably using the door. And leaving their stuff alone. A lesson he could have mastered after his first arrest. As Steely Dan would say, he’s got to go back, Jack, and do it again. Or not.