In a few days there’s going to be a funeral for two 18-year-old boys.
Their families are going to be there at their grave side, tears in their eyes and sorrow in their hearts.
Two lives taken far too soon…but, when you see how they died you’re probably going to agree these kinds earned their reward…even if it was deadly.
Police say two men who broke into a residence in southern Michigan Tuesday expecting to hit paydirt, ended up kissing dirt instead.
The pair of 18-year-old burglars were shot and killed by an armed resident of the home after he became aware of the home intruders.
“Potentially some sort of theft going on at that point,”said Springport Police Chief Dave Luce. “There was a confrontation with the victim that did turn deadly.”
The shooting occurred at approximately 6:50AM Wednesday, in the 13000 block of Town Road in Springport Township, Luce said. Police have identified the men as 18-year-old Jackson residents Matthew Lyle McMillen and Hunter Scott Lentz.
The chief told reporters that a resident of the house shot the victims and did not leave the scene. The armed resident called the police and was questioned by detectives. They have not been taken into custody or arrested at this time.
While residents of the area say they were shocked at what happened, Chief Luce agreed with them.
“No, I said I’ve been here 4 and a half years and this is the first fatal shooting that we’ve had since I’ve been part of that department in that area,” Luce said.
Though police also say there have been issues with people breaking and entering into homes in the township recently.
Stay vigilant, citizens.
There’s no way around it, these kids, and that’s what they were, deserved exactly what came to them.
It’s not like they didn’t know what could happen. These kids had watched the news, they’d seen the movies, they’d read the papers, they knew that if the tried to take things that weren’t theirs to begin with there’d be consequences to pay.
And sure, they might hace been good kids at one time. Heck they might have been decent kinds making a dumb mistake. But people have to understand that sometimes just a few minutes of action will end up having eternal consequences.
In fact, it often does.
Are you sympathetic for what transpired here?
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