An armed homeowner shot and killed an intruder, and now the suspect’s family is outraged.
A seventeen-year-old was the suspect in a home break-in incident in Miami, Florida last week on Thursday. He’s been identified by his sister as Trevon Johnson.
According to police, Trevon had burglarized a home while the homeowner was away. But because the home had been the target of burglaries in the past, the owner had set up surveillance cameras.
When Trevon had broken into the home, the owner was alerted by the surveillance system, and she rushed home. When she got there, she witnessed the suspect exiting the house through a window in the back of the house. A “confrontation” ensued which culminated in the armed homeowner shooting Trevon.
Police showed up seconds after the shooting and performed CPR on the suspected burglar. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Now, Trevon’s family is outraged that the armed homeowner took matters into her own hands.
Trevon’s cousin Nautika Harris told CBS Miami:
“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.”
Harris explained that people don’t understand what it’s like being “raised in the hood”:
“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood… You have to understand… How he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”
Trevon’s sister Nisha Johnson chimed in regarding the homeowner who shot her brother: “What’s wrong with her? She did not have to shoot him.”
The family assured the media that Trevon did not take anything from the home he broke in. Police did not confirm whether that was true.