Friday, August 14, 2009

Lancaster SC robber gets shot with his own gun. That's one less robber in Lancaster SC. twtd

Some idiot got shot dead trying to rob a guy and the Observer refers to the dead robber as the victim. Really?

from the Charlotte Observer via the Rock Hill Herald. Emphasis mine

The intended victim of a robbery turned the tables on his attackers early Friday in Lancaster, fatally shooting a man, police say.

The victim was identified by police as Jarkevious Ingram, 18, of Lancaster.

Police say Ingram and two other men tried to rob Edward Patterson Jr., 34, as he arrived at his home on Culp Street about 1 a.m. Friday.

According to police, Ingram and Patterson got into a struggle, and Patterson grabbed the gun, shooting Ingram. Neighbors reported hearing several shots.

Ingram was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died. Patterson drove himself to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was transferred to Carolinas Medical Center. It is unclear how Patterson was injured.

Police said Friday afternoon that an investigation into the case was continuing.

Victim? No.

Suspect? Yes.

Likely recidivist? No longer.