Four Teens Charged After South City Shooting, Robbery Spree Puts Victim in Hospital

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Jayven Moose, 18.
Here's the original report from police:

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting) Location: 5300 block of S. Broadway

Date/Time: 2/9/14 @ 23:03

Victim: 29-year old white female

Suspect #1: 17-year old black male

Suspect #2: 17-year old Asian male

Suspect #3: 14-year old Asian male

Suspect #4: 18-year old black male

The victim stated that she was walking south on Broadway when she observed a grey van driving south on Broadway. As the vehicle was driving, the occupants began shooting in her direction. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was conveyed to a local hospital where she was listed as stable.

While responding to this incident, officers observed the vehicle described by the victim traveling west on Loughborough. After investigating the vehicle and its occupants, it was determined that they were responsible for the above incident. Investigation revealed the four suspects were also responsible for a Robbery 1st in the 3600 block of Neosho, Property Damage at Keokuk and Spring and an additional Assault 1st/Shots Fired Into A Dwelling in which no one was injured in the 7000 block of Trainor Court, all of which occurred on the night of 2/9/14.

All four suspects were taken into custody and two guns were recovered from the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

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Mike Piasecki
Mike Piasecki

I cannot find any justifiable reason to acquit such behavior. Perhaps these kids didn't have all the choices everyone has or most have or even some have...but they did have one choice and they chose. Public executions where the guilty are hung from lamp-posts in front of City Hall might slow this kind of behavior down but probably not and it will never happen. The world is a mess - always has been and always will be - the best we can do is make the world around us a little better.

Steve Van Booven
Steve Van Booven

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Holding grudges and hating people does nothing but poison you from the inside out. It wont bring a loved one back. We ALL do things from time to time that require forgiveness from those around us. Forgive but don't forget...

Melisa Welby
Melisa Welby

Thats a scary thought that iv walked passed that asain guys house a thousand times walking the dog or going to the store.....he never looked troubled

Genia Ackworth
Genia Ackworth

Probably no fathers or males in their lives. All the same stories over and over and over again. They sharpen themselves on boys with similar lives.

Heather Feather-Head Nash
Heather Feather-Head Nash

It is not an easy fix, blame the parents, blame society, blame the privileged, blame video games, but at some point we have to blame ourselves. As kids we have all "stolen" something even if it was penny candy at a grocery store. Instant gratification. But when the theft is against you, people tend to feel less empathetic. Shooting someone...just for the hell of it.....that's reckless behavior that is deeper then parenting. And the 17 year old or 18 year old that did that needs to serve time. Don't think the parents get off scott free. No parent ever wants to see their child in prison. They suffer too.

John Skaggs
John Skaggs

Lock those D.A.M.Fers up. For a long time.

Steve Van Booven
Steve Van Booven

Sorry bro but I can and do feel sorry for both. Of course I feel worse for the victims. Is criminal behavior like that ok in any way? Of course not. But those punks surely weren't full of such hate from birth, nobody is. You are supposed to love everyone not just those that make it easy for you

Jodi Fox
Jodi Fox

I think the Government is to blame for not buying them work boots.

Angela Andrews Foldi
Angela Andrews Foldi

They committed crimes and need to charged appropriately and without sympathy. They almost killed the girl they shot and she is very lucky to be alive.

Michael Wall
Michael Wall

I'm sure you are a good guy, but the same criminal type of people shot and killed my friend over $2.38 near Fyler and Morganford a few years ago. These young men literally terrorized the town for three days, stealing a car, robbing and raping kids as they left school before shooting a grown man to death as he walked home from a bicycle race at night. I feel sorry for your "backwards" empathy which is the same bullshit sad excuse that their lawyer will coincidentally feed the courts to ultimately get their charges reduced and or dropped. Seriously, if good parenting led you to whatever cloud you're on... come on down to the real world and hang out sometime and maybe before hand pull your severely wedged head out of the opposite end and smell the roses. Feel sorry for victims not criminals.

Tessa Smith
Tessa Smith

ABSOLUTELY! No matter how many people want {and understandably so} to condemn these guys, I ASSURE you that they were not raised right! Seems we need to round up every person in the home and every person that isn't in these homes that SHOULD be as parents, and MAKE THEM PAY TOO. They are the monsters that create this crap, over and over and over and over.....

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

I agree! When do we start lining up the bank CEO's??

Tim Gordon
Tim Gordon

When will they start charging the parents too

Steve Van Booven
Steve Van Booven

It's strange but I feel sorry for these kids. No doubt they were brought up in a broken home with one, possibly neither of their parents around. Little to no love, structure. Few good role models. I'm not saying people aren't responsible for their actions but what sane, well raised people would act in such a way? Sadly, these are the kids our society has been pumping out since the 90's... not everyone but far too many.

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

Ok- I now understand: Mencer is retarded- no offense to the mentally challenged- but the "man" is a fucking moron.

Julia Rose Vogel
Julia Rose Vogel

They aren't even that young... I'm sure they will get the punishment they deserve.

Bev Wettroth Radley
Bev Wettroth Radley

I have an idea, how about they get charged no matter what their ages are and not just slap them on the wrist because of them being so young?! And maybe moms and dads can pay the hospital bills and whatever else damage they did!

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