Man Shoots Juvenile After He Pulls Gun During Motorcycle Sale

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Man Shoots Juvenile After He Pulls Gun During Motorcycle Sale

USA –-( WSET ABC TV-13 reports 05-18-2018 in Roanoke, West Virginia, Roanoke Police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 12th Street, SW and Salem Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

When they got there, police said they found a juvenile who had been shot in the neck.

Officers spoke with the 47-year-old who fired the shot at the scene. He told Officers he had made arrangements online to meet with a 20-year-old to sell him a motorcycle.

During their meeting, that 20-year-old was joined by a second 20-year-old and the juvenile.

When the 47-year-old seller asked for payment before giving the motorcycle’s papers, the juvenile pulled out a gun and demanded the motorcycle.

The seller, who was armed, shot the juvenile in the neck.

Emergency responders took the juvenile to the hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The two 20-year-olds were arrested and charged with robbery and taken to the Roanoke City Jail. Charges on the juvenile are pending as if this report.


Another online transaction that goes bad.

If you must bring cash or merchandise to close a deal, meet the other party in the front the parking lot of an operating police station.

Fortunately for the intended victim here, West Virginia is a Constitutional Carry State, allowing him to keep his motorcycle and his life.

Tactical note: When dealing with a group of criminals, often the juvenile in a gang will be the one who is armed, as “children” are treated more leniently by courts.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas.

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