Except this one, in Lansing, MI, didn’t turn out the way the attacker had planned.
The game was called “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” and it was as random as it was brutal.
The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her…
The 17-year-old in gym shorts approached his target. The 28-year-old Lansing man was waiting for his daughter at her school-bus stop at REO Road and Ballard Street…
The teen had two friends nearby – dropped off by a third friend in a van after they scouted their target. They knew what Marvell Weaver was going to do. They had discussed it.
Weaver approached his victim from behind, a black KL-800 Type Stun Gun in his pocket. It is capable of generating 1.8 million volts.
He passed him and turned back, pressed the stun gun into the victim’s side. Again and again, and … nothing…
The intended victim moved quickly, pulling his stainless steel .40-caliber Smith and Wesson…
He shot Weaver in his buttocks as the teen turned to flee…
“‘I’m sorry, please don’t kill me, I don’t know why I did that, I’m high you know, I just wanna go home,’” the teen told the man who had just shot him…
A witness told police the man stayed by the teen and appeared supportive and non-threatening.
The teen was hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury.
Which is fortunate for both of them. If he had died, his unnamed would-be victim might become the new George Zimmerman. Well, assuming the guy who lawfully defended himself with his licensed concealed firearm isn’t black.
Not that it matters, right? There’s no reason a news story about an attack should mention the races of the attacker and victim. That’s racist.
Here’s Weaver’s Twitter account:
And here’s his most recent tweet:
Ill blow yo fuckn mouth back
— Marvell Weaver (@DatGdmNigga) April 14, 2013
That one didn’t quite work out for him.
As for the race of the man who defended himself, listen to the 911 call and decide for yourself:
Another completely random, unmotivated attack, right? Just like Chris Lane. Just like Delbert Belton. Except with two important differences: Smith & Wesson.
If you want #JusticeForTrayvon, maybe you should think twice.
Update: Even when there’s direct evidence, the cops might just try to sweep it under the rug.