Skip to comments.A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead
Posted on 08/17/2019 8:13:56 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
A jury found a grocery clerk guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy who ran out of the store with a beer he didn't pay for in Memphis, Tennessee, in a case that had sparked protests, authorities said.
Anwar Ghazali was convicted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday.
"This defendant took it upon himself to be the judge and jury and the executioner over a $2 beer," prosecutor Lora Fowler said, according to CNN affiliate WMC.
The shooting happened in March 2018, after Dorian Harris walked out of the Top Stop Shop with a beer without paying, Weirich said.
Security video of the incident played in court shows that Ghazali, while behind the counter dealing with another customer, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Harris. He then ran outside to follow the teen and fired several times.
Afterward, he returned to the store and told a witness, "I think I shot him." He did not call the police, and neither did any other customer inside the store, WMC reported.
Harris was shot at least three times and was left to bleed out, Fowler said. His body was found two days later in a yard near the store with gunshots in the back of his thigh, Weirich said.
Ghazali's defense attorney, Blake Ballin, told CNN in an email that Ghazali maintains he acted recklessly that night but his intention was never to harm Harris.
He said they were pleased that the jury rejected the prosecution's argument that this was a calculated and premeditated murder motivated by the theft of a beer. That would have come with a potential life sentence.
Ghazali is expected to be sentenced on September 23.
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Yeah, shooting a fleeing perp in the back is not a good plan.
“but his intention was never to harm Harris.”
his attny says this after the shooter was heard saying on the scene “ I think i shot him” and does nothing to call for help for the person who got shot?
After seeing that contridcition in the story, i still have to say the theif did deserve some sort of serious punishment, but maybe not death. way too much coldhearted theft and it’s increasing, not getting better
If you invert the vowels in the last word of your handle, it would add some humour to your comment.
While I can agree that people should be able to enjoy a brewski, and would agree that it is cold-hearted to deny people this basic enjoyment, I do think that shoplifting crosses a line.
If it were Chicago, I believe the words ho-hum would apply.
Go into prosecutor Lora Fowler's house, steal a $2 beer, just leave without threatening anyone or anything, and see what happens...
Worked out well for the criminals future targets.
On the store’s balance sheet, those lawyer bills and the lost income while in prison just might exceed $2.00.
Muslim on black crime. Where is BLM???
Crickets. Doesn’t suit the narrative.
My bet is that the kid made it a habit of ripping off the store. Years ago two Yemeni brothers who ran a gas station in Detroit chased down a black drive off and beat him to death with tire irons. It came out that the guy had a long history of targeting Arab shopkeepers and had been accused of sexually assaulting several Arab girls. This particular incident resulted in a lot of clashes between blacks and Arabs. Blacks always resent successful foreigners, much like the South Koreans in LA.
Unless the perp poses a threat of great bodily harm to the shooter or others, shooting them in the back as theyre fleeing the scene is never legally justified-whether it be over a 2 dollar beer or a Rolex watch.
The kid was UNDERAGE for alcohol, so he would have died anyway, if he had a chance to drink it.
Surely descended from the Jamestown Ghazalis...
Ill speculate too. The thief would have grown bolder and killed an innocent or twenty.
[ Anwar Ghazali... ]
In the low trust societies he came from the shopkeepers will kill you if you steal stuff.
We should import more people from low trust societies says the liberals...
(It would sound better if the vowels were switched. For many years, now and then, a freeper would ask, “Why are you tired of Texas?”)
The teen shouldn’t have stolen a beer, but shooting him and then not even calling 911... oh, that’s just sad.
Some libs I know would scream, He didnt deserve to be killed over a can of beer!
To which I told them about a similar situation they were upset over, Maybe not. But the only reason he was shot at, at all, was because he stole something he knew he had no right to take. He paid with his life for his stupidity.
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