A courageous 15-year-old shot and killed his mother’s violent ex-boyfriend last week in Eastpointe, Michigan. Cops found the man, Roderick Neely, face-down and very dead in the grass outside the home. It capped off the sixth and what should be the final call to the residence with Mr. Neely as the suspect in each case.
As is frequently the case after a defensive gun use, police took both the woman and the 15-year-old into custody. However, they released the mother pretty quickly and the teen not long after that. After investigating the case, police issued a statement describing the shooting as case of self-defense.
Fox2 has the report . . .
Police say they believe a 15-year-old boy pulled the trigger, killing his mother’s boyfriend during a fight Wednesday in Eastpointe.
Just before 10 p.m., the boy’s mother called 911 and said her boyfriend had jumped on her at her home in the 18000 block of Holland Street.
“Upon arrival there was one deceased male found in that area,” said Det. Brian Showers, with the Eastpointe Police Department.
The victim was identified by people who knew him as Roderick Neely, a father of 10.
Police are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting, but they believe the teen used a gun registered to his mother to shoot Neely. Police suspect self-defense was involved.
“We do believe some element of self-defense was involved,” Showers said.
Fox 2 talked to the mother of two of Neely’s children. She lamented that her kids won’t have Mr. Neely in their lives as they grow into adulthood.
Leave it to the media to find a friend or relative of the deceased to portray the him as a virtual saint despite a long history of criminal reports including criminal domestic abuse and more.
Gun control operations advocate and some states mandate that gun owners keep their firearms unloaded and stored separately from ammunition, sometimes disassembled. That’s to or ensure no one under 18 can access them to prevent “gun violence.” They refer to these as “safe storage” laws. Michigan is considering mandating exactly that.
If the gun in this instance wasn’t readily available to the woman’s 15-year-old son, this situation could have ended very differently. The woman and the boy could have been seriously injured or killed. But because the boy had access to the gun and knew how to use it, he was able to defend his mother and himself. That’s something gun gun control industry never wants to talk about.