The Detroit Free Press: Customer shoots, kills robber at Detroit McDonalds
A Friday afternoon shootout between a teenager trying to rob a Detroit McDonalds and a retired Detroit police officer ended in the teen’s death, police said.
At about 2:45 p.m., police said the 16-year-old entered the store at McNichols and Livernois with a gun and attempted to rob the store before the retired officer intervened.
It's unfortunate the retired police officer was forced to shoot this punk. The unnamed 16 year old made a lousy choice and ended up dead because of a dumb decision to commit a dangerous crime.
You decide to do the crime, you better be prepared for the consequences.
As is typical in such cases, family of the now deceased criminal report he was just plain wonderful:
An uncle, Darren Nettles, took a cab from his home in downtown Detroit after being notified by family that his nephew was the supposed robber. He stood with other family members in disbelief. He said the teen was going to school and had no criminal record that he knew of.Au contraire Mr. Nettles, quite clearly he WAS like that.
“My nephew was not like that,” he said.
Another man who said he was the teen’s cousin said the story seemed unreal.When you try to commit an armed robbery there is a high risk its not going to end well for you. In a very real sense he took his own life by making a series of wrong decisions ending with his pulling a gun in a McDonalds. Luckily, in this case only the criminal was harmed.
“Man, they took my cousin’s life,” he said