Remember the story of the Detroit teenager who panicked because he saw figures with a flashlight on his porch, and then fired a blast from a shotgun at them, hitting two cops?
He has been charged, and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
A 19-year-old Detroit teen now faces up to 20 years in prison for what he claims was an accident. Juwan Plummer has multiple charges against him, including intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury after shooting two police officers he thought were breaking into his home.
Plummer’s father, Vincent Redd said his son was shaken up from an attempted break-in the week prior and said he didn’t know the officers were called to the neighborhood to investigate suspicious activity. “They’d been looking at this house and that house,” Redd said. “He was in the basement and he heard a noise on the side of the house coming towards the front.”
That’s when Plummer fired a single-shot through the front window in hopes to scare away who he assumed were burglars.
Because he lacks the intelligence of your average fruit smoothie, Juwan Plummer is facing the possibility of decades in prison.
You don’t fire guns at people to scare them, and you don’t shoot a gun at people who are not credible threats to your life or the lives of someone else.