Gwendolyn Jenrette can be forgiven for putting security cameras around her modest Miami home. She lives in Liberty City, a high-crime neighborhood in a high-crime town. Her low-slung duplex backs onto the railroad tracks and has been targeted in the past.
She can also be forgiven for racing home when, on Thursday afternoon, her security system alerted her to another break-in at the property.
But can she be forgiven for, according to police, fatally shooting a teenager as he fled her house, even as officers were on their way to help?
That is the question now facing the state’s attorney’s office.
Seventeen-year-old Travon Johnson died Thursday night after Jenrette shot him once as he allegedly fled the scene of the home invasion, according to Miami-Dade police. There have been no indications that Johnson was armed.
Best part of the whole story... the kid's family is mad he was shot. The fact that this kid broke into someone's house to steal their shit is irrelevant apparently...
“He was not supposed to die like this,” Harris, his cousin, told CBS. “He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals. He was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”
“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” Harris said. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”
She and other family members said that Jenrette did not need to shoot Johnson, especially since police were on their way.
“If she called the police already why would she shoot him?” Harris told CBS.
How's he gonna buy clothes if he can't rob people? Like, what the ****? Act like the shit you bought is yours... bitch I have a right to your stuff regardless of who bought it and regardless if you keep your shit in your house, it belongs to me because I can't afford it on my own.
Another one bites the dust. Saving taxpayers decades worth of correctional costs.