"He had a different way of looking at the land, the trouble at hand or any circumstance that might just come along .... and he measured his life in cedar posts and miles of barbed wire fence”.
Via: New York Daily News
Parents of a North Carolina teen slain by an off-duty cop during a mall shooting on Christmas Eve are mourning the loss of their son.
Daquan Westbrook, 18, spent his last moments at the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, shopping for his mother’s Christmas present, Sheana Shirley told WSOC.
He had just gotten off the phone asking her shoe size when he bumped into a rival gang member who shot his older brother in the head, Shirley said.
After being jumped and attacked, Westbrook pulled out a gun and fired, sending the mall into a panic on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, police said.
His mother said she wasn’t surprised Westbrook had a gun after his older brother was shot in the head, but she had advised him to avoid his assailant.
“He wasn’t looking for that boy, he told me,” the heartbroken mother said. “I told him, ‘baby, I don’t need you to be in jail, and I don’t need you to be dead.’”
But after sending bullets through the mall packed with last-minute Christmas Eve shoppers, Westbrook ended up killed.
Officer Thomas Ferguson, who was off-duty, was working a second job at the mall. He confronted Westbrook after hearing gunfire.
Police said Ferguson opened fire and killed Westbrook after he aimed his gun at the cop.
His mother doesn’t believe that her son would carry out such a brazen act.
“If that police told Daquan put that gun down, Daquan would put that gun down, it’s not like he’s crazy or mental or nothing, he was very respectful,” she told the local station.
Officer Ferguson has since been put on paid administrative leave as officials investigate the shooting.
Westbrook, who also went by his rap name “Donkey Cartel,”had a mixtape titled “Convicted Felon with a Weapon” released in April.
What a crock. Trying to turn his life around, yeah right.
http://northcarolina.arrests.org/search.php?fname=daquan&lname=westbrook&fpartial=TrueHis arrest chronology, racist social media footprint and eyewitness testimony tell a different story. This was a sociopath whose violent death was inevitable. Thanks to the officer, it came swiftly in the justified use of deadly force.
It is funny, and I mean funny, to hear these mother's justify the existence of these monsters they create. And the media feeds on it.
and now comes Adrian Sundiata, who uses a taxpayer funded marquee to honor a THUG, convicted felon and racist who attempted to shoot a Police Officer...looks like WSOC was the only media who reported this. And people still wonder why Charlotte continues down the toilet.http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/local-school-honors-man-shot-and-killed-northlake-/npxyQ/#livefyre_comments
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