"Teen shot and killed outside Renton Big 5 Sporting Goods, suspect arrested for 2nd-degree murder"

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Renton is a city southeast of Seattle.
A teenager was killed outside a Renton sporting goods store after an altercation Wednesday evening. According to the Renton Police Department (RPD), the 17-year-old was shot at a Big 5 Sporting Goods parking lot around 7:45 p.m. According to the RPD Communications Manager Meeghan Black, the victim and two other 17-year-olds were walking into the store when there was an altercation between them and a 51-year-old man. The man told police he had just finished working as a "licensed" and "armed" security person before driving to the parking lot to pick up his son from a martial arts class. The man told police he has seen numerous crimes occur in the parking lots and conducts "overwatch" there to ensure his son is safe. According to court documents from the suspect's first court appearance, he claimed to have seen the teenagers walking into the store with what he believed was a firearm and thought they were going to commit an "armed robbery."

The man told police that he approached them with his gun down, telling them to drop their weapons and put their hands up. According to the documents, security camera footage shows him confronting the teens with his firearm pointed at them. The teen can be seen throwing what is actually an airsoft gun to the ground. The man said he had restrained one teen and saw another put his hand on the handle of the gun once, then a second time. At this point, the man told police he thought the teen was going to shoot and the man believed he had a "duty to act" to protect lives. Police said footage showed the teen only briefly lowering his hand towards his waist and said throughout the interaction, the teen's hands were empty. Investigators said the footage they watched contradicted the man's statements in his police interview, according to the first appearance document. The other teenagers in the group told police they were at the sporting goods store to exchange the airsoft gun because there was a functional issue with it. According to the teens, they told the suspect "numerous times" that the gun was not real. The initial investigation revealed the suspect allegedly shot the victim during the altercation.

He is being held in King County Jail on $2 million bail for second-degree murder. The King County Sheriff's Office was having a training exercise in the same parking lot and was able to respond to the scene quickly. Deputies tried to perform lifesaving measures, but the teenager died at the scene. Black said detectives would also ask the King County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were on the scene during their training exercise whether they saw or heard something. “It just goes to show you that we have a crisis and epidemic in our communities all around the country, really, and that is with this gun violence,” Black said.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/crim ... 64546a98e6
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For some less mature individuals just pulling the gun results in a permanent and irreversible outcomes. Like taking out the car for a spin when you are 6 y/o. The “I saw daddy do this and it was fine,” mentality.
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent." -Gandhi

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sikacz wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:57 am As my licensing instructor said, it’s better to be a witness and you never know the reality of an event so don’t get involved. Guy played cop, it wasn’t his job.
Exactly, a cop wannabee and an innocent life was lost.
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highdesert wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:18 am
sikacz wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:57 am As my licensing instructor said, it’s better to be a witness and you never know the reality of an event so don’t get involved. Guy played cop, it wasn’t his job.
Exactly, a cop wannabee and an innocent life was lost.
There are enough bad cop shootings without cop wannabees. Check out the 1974 flick "Law & Disorder".
"Even if the bee could explain to the fly why pollen is better than shit, the fly could never understand."

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A 51-year-old Newcastle man faces a second-degree murder charge for the Renton shooting June 5 of Hazrat Ali Rohani, 17, a Kent-Meridian High School student. Aaron Brown Myers also faces charges of second-degree assault and firearm enhancements with each charge, according to King Count Superior Court documents filed Monday, June 10. Myers is accused of shooting Hazrat outside Big 5 Sporting Goods. The Renton Police Department arrested Myers at the scene in the 600 block of South Grady Way on the evening of June 5. According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Hazrat, of Kent, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The medical examiner’s office identified his death as a homicide.

Myers is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. June 24 in the GA Courtroom of the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He remains in the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle with bail set at $2 million. “The defendant took it upon himself to conduct ‘overwatch’ in a Renton parking lot, despite the fact that he is not a member of law enforcement and thus has not been trained how to safely prevent crime,” wrote Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Lauren M. Burke in charging documents. “The defendant observed three teenagers walking through the parking lot of a sporting goods store, one of whom had an airsoft gun in his pocket, and immediately assumed that the teenagers must be about to commit a violent robbery.

“Rather than calling 911 or waiting for any evidence at all that could confirm or deny his assumption, he claimed he had a ‘duty to intervene’ and did so.” Burke wrote that Myers exited his vehicle, pointed his firearm at the three teenagers, and rapidly approached them. Despite the fact that he had no authority to do so and the teens had committed no crime, he commanded them to stop, drop their guns and get on the ground. The teens complied, Burke wrote, putting their hands in the air and placing the airsoft pistol he’d seen on the ground, and telling him it was just a BB gun. But Myers allegedly tackled one teen to the ground (which resulted in the assault charge) and pinned him to the ground while still holding his gun on the other two teens, according to court documents. Hazrat had his hands in the air and was backing away, Burke wrote. As Hazrat turned from Myers, he reportedly fired at least seven rounds into the teen, striking him once in the side and least six times in the back.

According to court documents, Renton Police Department officers were dispatched at approximately 7:38 p.m. June 5 to a reported shooting outside of Big 5 Sporting Goods. Officers arrived and contacted Myers at the scene.Surveillance footage showed Myers approaching the minors, including Hazrat, in front of the store with a handgun raised and aimed. According to documents, footage showed one of the teens setting a firearm, identified as a BB gun, on the sidewalk and extending his arms in front of himself with his hands open, showing he held nothing in his hands. Footage showed Myers push the boy to the ground and straddle him, holding him with his left hand by the back of his jacket, and aiming his gun at Hazrat, according to documents. Footage showed Hazrat in view of the camera with his fingers extended, showing he held nothing in his hands. After Hazrat backed out of view of the camera, Myers fired his handgun multiple times.
According to court documents, Myers chose to intervene in another incident in March 2022. He mistakenly believed someone was armed and followed a person carrying a metal object that he believed to be a gun from one store, through another store and away from the second store. In that case, he called 911 and officers responded. The officers determined the person Myers was following did not have a gun and posed no threat. Nobody was injured.
https://www.rentonreporter.com/news/tee ... -shooting/
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sikacz wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:59 am So a past history of misjudgment finally caught up with him. Sadly a person died because this moron couldn’t mind his own business, but saw others as perpetrators.
Well, since 2 of the kids going into the sporting goods store are Black I'm assuming the victim is too, and Mr. Hair Trigger is White, making it racial profiling by a wannabe cop.
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We all assume this Meyers is right in the head whereas he could have had a history of bad judgements as a result of prescription medicine or drug abuse. Of course he simply could exhibit a mental condition (racist?) that makes him see threats where non exist for his own ego boost. All of which point to existing firearms laws of the state which could be enforced to keep untrustworthy individuals from owning/carrying firearms.

My statement is along the lines with trying to convince a unhealthy family member in his late 80’s who haven’t driven in almost a year (license currently expired) to give up his license after running into the house with his car. There are parallels between driving a 2 ton vehicle in public with the right to bear arms in society. Both are high on the order of personal responsibility though clearly only one is an actual Right enshrined in the Constitution.

Anyone with experience ralking to seniors about giving up their license or getting the DMV to road-test seniors for their driving abilities please share your experiences with me in Direct Messages.
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent." -Gandhi

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I have no experience with those over 80 and driving licenses, I could be there myself eventually. There are millions of us over 70 who drive and driving license requirements for seniors vary by state. There are people over 100 who are still driving. Besides state DMV, a drivers' physician could be brought into an evaluation of someone's fitness to drive and even their insurance carrier. Best of luck Bisbee.
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