AA killing details emerge slowly

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    Police withholding identity of man who shot robber to death
    By JOHN MONK - jmonk@thestate.com
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    tool goes here Columbia police are keeping secret the identity of the man who shot and killed an 18-year-old gun-wielding robber Saturday night at a Five Points building used for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

    Police said the shooter’s life may be in danger if his name is disclosed, police spokesman Brick Lewis said Monday.

    “There is a possibility he could be targeted,” Lewis said.


    Lewis said it did not appear to be a gang situation, but declined to elaborate. He did say police are investigating whether the would-be robber had an accomplice.

    A witness to some of the events reported seeing a white Lincoln Town Car with a vinyl roof and whitewall tires leaving the scene, according to a police incident report released Monday.

    “At some point, we will make the name public, but we cannot tell you when,” he said. “He does not wish to speak to the media.”

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    Armed vigilante's are rarely trained adequately in the proper use firearms. They can make terrible mistakes, too.


    Hilton teen shot in back, hand; bail for Greece man set at $25,000 | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle
    Hilton teen shot in back, hand; bail for Greece man set at $25,000

    Justina Wang • Staff writer • April 11, 2009

    Prosecutors said Friday that 17-year-old Christopher Cervini had been fatally shot in the back from 20 feet away, suggesting that he was not in a position to attack Roderick Scott during an early morning confrontation April 4 on Baneberry Way in Greece.
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    Another bullet that struck the teen's hand traveled through his chest and out his armpit, leaving four wounds in his body, according to Assistant District Attorney Julie Finocchio, who said a grand jury on Thursday had rejected Scott's claim of self-defense.

    Before Friday, prosecutors had not released the location of Cervini's wounds, saying only that he had been shot twice. But Finocchio's specifying the wounds during a bail hearing Friday gives a glimpse into how the prosecution likely will attempt to demonstrate Scott's guilt during trial.

    Calling it a "very defensible case," Scott's attorney John Parrinello said he had not seen any photographs or reports that prove where the teen was wounded.

    Before Scott fired, the teen had run toward him yelling, "I'm going to get you," Parrinello said, suggesting that Cervini could have charged at Scott and turned after he was shot in the hand.

    "This is by no means a slam-dunk case where he is facing jail," Parrinello said. The grand jury indictment, he argued, is not meant to determine whether Scott was defending himself, only whether the case would go to trial.

    Scott, 41, of 58 Baneberry Way, was arrested last Saturday after the shooting and initially charged with second-degree murder. He was then indicted by the grand jury on a felony, which replaces the previous charge. Because grand jury proceedings are secret, the exact charge he now faces won't be disclosed until the grand jury formally rises by the end of next week.
     
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    we don't live in greece!
     
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    Let's see how the case comes out before we judge whether or not this man acted in self defense. As has been stated many times any competent DA can get a case against anyone he desires.

    By the time this is all said and done, that could be a case for the over zealous prosecutor file WoH.
     

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