After reading the headline and seeing the photographs of the two youths, you minds takes less than a second to formulate the story that they were the ones engaged in robbing at gunpoint and one innocent young boy died.
Two LSU football players were trying to sell an electronic item when one of them fatally shot an 18-year-old trying to rob them.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Jared Small were allegedly arrested and released in relation to the death of Kobe Johnson. Johnson was not an LSU student and was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday.
LSU players called police, waited at the scene, were questioned and were released while the investigation continues.
“After Johnson displayed a weapon, one of the players pulled out a handgun and fired multiple times,” police said. Authorities have not said whether the player was licensed to carry the firearm he used.
So what we have is a plain jane defensive use of force. Yet the initial display of the news items is geared to make it look like Football Players Gone Wild Again with a hidden coat of Gun Control. I would not be surprised if future updates of this event mention in a negative light the fact that Louisiana has Stand Your Ground and that the LSU players somehow “got away with it” because the evil law.
Hat Tip Zach A.