12-Year-Old Thief Shot Dead after Attempting to Steal Car

A 12-year-old car thief was shot and killed by the car’s owner after he tracked the vehicle down using an app on his phone. The deceased has been identified as Elias Armstrong and car owner remains unidentified as of this writing.

CNN reported that the man apparently discovered his car to be stolen and shortly after notified the police. He also told the police he was tracking the car’s whereabouts on his phone via an app. He eventually found the car several miles away from where it was stolen and pursued it. CNN continued:

When the man found his car about ten miles away and approached the vehicle, he was “involved in an exchange of gunfire” with people sitting inside the vehicle, police said. Police did not provide further details on how or why the shooting broke out.

During the gunfire, the car owner shot the 12-year-old, who then drove off in the car, the release said. The young driver was found by police about two blocks away and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, it said.

The car, with the 12-year-old driving and “other” unidentified occupants, drove for about two more blocks before stopping, CNN added. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead; the other occupants are said to have run off on foot before police arrived on the scene and remain at large.

The Denver Police Department said it had not filed any charges against the shooter, citing a lack of evidence still. From the way CNN wrote its story, it becomes clear that this option is still on the table.

That the shooting occurred in the deep-blue city of Denver in the blue state of Colorado likely wouldn’t help this man’s chances of avoiding being locked up if charges were to be pursued. Once the investigation is complete, “findings will be shared with the Denver District Attorney’s Office,” CNN said.

Though one should have a natural right to defend his property from those who would take it, many blue states much prefer to let criminals roam free and law-abiding citizens suffer under the thumb of not only heavy government regulations but criminals running wild and preying on them. America in the wake of George Floyd’s death, when normal people had to remain masked but millions of militants were free to roam the streets and cause what chaos they wanted.

That’s anarcho-tyranny and it’s coming to America, with law-abiding citizens feeling the heavy boot of government on their neck if they dare stand up to thugs whereas criminals roam at will and prey on whomever and whatever they want without much fear of consequence or reprisal.

But perhaps we’re not yet too far down the line and this man will be able to escape prosecution for defending himself and his property from a gang of criminals that tried stealing his car.

Featured image: Denver Police Department

By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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