Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, May 7, 2012

17-year old Alabama boy and two teens 18 and 19 rob club with AK-47 and handguns

17-year old robber Marquis Baker
It was a typical night at the Galaxy Social Club in Prichard, Alabama, when three young men, armed with an AK-47 and two 9mm handguns, stormed the club.  One was a 17-year old boy, Marquis Baker.  The other two young men were age 18, Maurice Baker, and 19, Demarcus Campbell.  They got everyone in the club down on the ground and robbed them of their possessions, and were about to get into the club office, when police arrived.  Luckily, the store owner was watching surveillance video from home and saw the young men suiting up and entering the club, so he called 911.  The two older guys were caught in the club.  Maurice was captured after a foot chase.

From an article:
A woman who didn't want to be identified recalled what happened when the teens stormed in.

"He told me to get down. And I got down, and he said, if you move, I'm going to blow your brains out."

The robbers were wearing masks, and were armed with pistols and an AK47.

"You think about the AK, and then it had a 30 round clip in it and the damage or deaths that could have resulted in that weapon alone," said Prichard Police Chief Jimmie Gardner. "It looks to be a well planned situation to a degree, and I think much of this is from watching TV. Note that each individual wore masks. They were heavily armed. They went in with a plan to put everyone down, every individual who was in the club was actually put on the floor. They went through their pockets, took their cell phone, any money or any other thing of value that they had on them."

Before all of that, the owner, Bill Goodwin, said he was watching the surveillance cameras from his home when he spotted the teens suiting up.

"I just happened to be watching the monitor and saw three individuals and they were putting masks on as they were entering the door, and I saw one of them had a pistol, seemed like a 9MM," said Goodwin.
Luckily, no one was injured.

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Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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