Not again! Ballerwives.com just heard some heart breaking news about another unarmed black kid getting shot and killed.
A 13-year-old Black boy was shot dead by his 75-year-old White next door neighbor, John Henry Spooner, after falsely being accused of breaking into the shooter’s home and stealing guns.
WDJT-TV, CBS-58 in Milwaukee reports:
Just one month after a teenager’s family moves to a South side Milwaukee neighborhood, police say, his next door neighbor shot him dead. Darius Simmons family spoke at a heart wrenching vigil near W. Arrow and 20th Street where Darius Simmons, 13 was gunned down.
Relatives says Darius was taking the trash out on Thursday when he was shot twice. His mom saw the whole thing. “His mom wants everyone to know. He had his hands up standing in front of him when he shot him. He turned to run. He shot him again in his back,” says Darius’ Aunt, Betty McCuiston.
Neighbors say earlier that week someone stole from Darius’ next door neighbor John Spooner’s home. According to court papers, Darius’ mother heard Spooner ask her son for his stuff back. The boy told him he didn’t have anything. That’s when the family says the man took the law into his own hands.
The victim’s family says Darius was at school when someone broke in to Spooner’s home. Spooner is now charged with first degree intentional homicide.
Listen to what the victim’s family had to say below:
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