There is a natural tendency towards supporting gun control after a relative is shot and killed. I saw it first-hand as a boy, when the widow of murdered Dr. Charles Potter (our family physician) founded Handgun Control Inc. I’ve seen it time and time again as a gun blogger, from media-friendly families affected by killings in Newtown, Isla Vista and dozens of other locations. But it’s not safe to say that gun blaming is the inevitable result of “gun violence.” In many cases, relatives realize the truth: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. That’s certainly true for a 14-year-old boy from North Carolina . . .
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the alleged attempted home invasion and burglary that ended Tuesday with the fatal shooting of a suspect.
Police said Wednesday morning that Carlos Delcid was taken into custody late Tuesday night. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, police said.
Investigators also said Isai Robert Delcid, 18, was the man shot and killed during the incident. It is not clear if the two are related.
Police said Isai Delcid was killed by a 14-year-old male who lived at the residence, in the 8600 block of Rolling Fields Road.
The charlotteobserver.com report doesn’t provide many details of the homicide, save the fact that the perps entered through the house’s back door and the boy’s grandmother was in residence at the time. But it does reveal that the teenager is the son of a mechanic murdered when his son was eight.
A grandfather of the 14-year-old shooter said the teen’s father was shot and killed six years ago during a robbery on East Independence Boulevard in Charlotte.
George Wyant, who owns the home where the alleged attempted burglary and shooting took place, told WBTV, the Observer’s media partner, that the teen’s father, Greg Hernandez, was killed in 2008 at Greg’s Automotive, the auto repair business he operated.
“He had the hood open in his car,” Wyant told WBTV. “He was a mechanic. It was his garage. Somebody came in and shot him.”
Lesson learned, eh? Well, for the teen, if not the antis. He wasn’t caught unawares. Or unarmed. Result.