This was always going to end in tragedy

It is well documented that Silly First Name Syndrome stalks people, often ending in their death. It is a sad but true fact that having a strange first name sets oneself up for tragedy.

Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, the pop of gunshots cut through the air. Two rookie police officers — barely a month out of the Police Academy, and now on foot patrol in the Bronx — hurried toward the sound.

They headed east on East 151st Street to find a chase unfolding, one person running down the middle of the street, another following with a handgun. The officers ordered the second figure to drop his gun. Instead, another shot rang out.

One of the officers fired a single shot. The bullet struck the gunman in his lower left jaw, killing him.

The suspect, Shaaliver Douse, was believed to be part of a youth gang on East 169th Street called the Nine. He lived at a nearby housing project, and court records showed he had been caught with a gun at least once before; his last brush with the law involved his arrest on a charge of attempted murder, after a rival gang member was shot in May. All this, the police said, at age 14. 

Even his aunt is doomed.

It also served to stir resentment of the police among some in Shaaliver’s neighborhood, including the boy’s aunt, Quwana Barcene, 35, who compared her nephew to Trayvon Martin in Florida.

 


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  • Muffin

    Well done cop.

  • Col

    Age has no limit in this day and age. The cop did what was right, as I said before if you have a gun and don’t drop it when told, then your dead.

  • Muffin

    If by trayvon the auntie meant silly first name scum that deserved to be shot…. Then yes she is right

  • Ducky

    Give the cop a medal for bravery. Kiwi cops should follow the example here.

  • middleagedwhiteguy

    If you have a gun, and shoot at the cops, don’t expect a game of 20 questions before they decide to shoot you.

  • Mr_Blobby

    “It also served to stir resentment of the police among some in Shaaliver’s neighborhood”

    So there was no resentment before.

  • cows4me

    Have to change his name to Bang Ding Ow.

  • tarkwin

    there was a lady in the Horrid last week who called her son Mackysack. God knows why.

    • Rusty B

      Fuckwititis perhaps?

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