A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Coming Back

"I want charges. I want him to be charged with murder. This is murder," said Michelle Jones, a dead man's mother. Over the weekend, three men entered a watering hole in Timmonsville, South Carolina. According to police, Reggie James, the proprietor of Reggie's Nightclub had tossed Cornell Mack out of the club earlier that night. Police say Mack returned and pointed a gun at the bar owner. The bar owner shot and killed the young tough guy.
"Shot my brother dead in the head. I saw everything," said Roshone Simon, 26, Mack's brother. He said he witnessed the shooting, and police aren't being told the truth. Roshone said his brother was never at the club that night, and it was his cousin, Cedric Young, who was asked to leave Reggie's.

"They told me to get out, and don't come back to the club," Young told NewsChannel 15. Cedric says he did return to the club, with Roshone and Mack. He said Mack did have a gun in his pocket, but never drew it. "He ain't never got the chance to do nothing with it," Cedric Young said.
Damn. Isn't that the idea? Strange how Reggie James shot the only returning man who had a gun in his pocket. Mr. James must have gotten all telepathic to know where the concealed gun was.

If you get thrown out of a juke joint, don't come back with a gun and a couple of friends.

In March of 1997, Timmonsville police charged Reggie James with one count of murder. A jury acquitted him of that charge a year later. The results of the present police investigation will be submitted to the solicitor, who will then decide if charges will be filed.




Anonymous Tommy Paine IX said...

So just what was it that he was planning on doing which he never got the chance to?

6:18 AM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...

It's too bad when anyone has to die but sometimes the decisions we make lead to consequences. We all make decisions in life and sometimes they're stupid ones.

Coming back to the Reggie's Club after he was told to leave (and with a gun in his pocket) sounds like just about as stupid a decision as was possible to make...

8:19 AM  
Blogger Hyunchback said...

This is not a clear case from the press reports.

Hard to make a call from this distance with the given information.

You are correct, though. Strange how the only guy who got shot was the one packing a gun.

Sounds like a possible good shoot but tough to read.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's curious how these "victims" are transformed into model citizens after they are killed while trying to commit a crime.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you get thrown out of a juke joint, don't come back with a gun and a couple of friends."

Tru' dat!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Battlefield preparation for the civil suit. Nothing more, nothing less.

Let's pray that the bar owner has good insurance.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I've seen this evil crap personally. My first motel job was at a place in the "bad" part of Charlotte. Late one night an off-duty Charlotte policeman working as a security guard at the motel behind mine, the Red Roof Inn, asked two "disadvantaged youths" to leave the property. They did so, but came back with a shotgun and killed the officer with a single shot to the chest (no, he wasn't wearing his vest).

Once the report when to the 911 broadcast, police began showing up from all over the city; there were so many cruisers in the driveway to Red Roof Inn that traffic in the area ground to a halt.

Gene Griffin died for nothing, because a "disadvantaged youth" had his pride hurt; a "diss."

I'm sick of it.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Wolfwood said...

The comments at the link are interesting, too. Apparently we don't all have the same ideas of what "crime" and "justice" mean.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shot my brother dead in the head. I saw everything,"

"They told me to get out, and don't come back to the club," He said Mack did have a gun in his pocket, but never drew it. "He ain't never got the chance to do nothing with it."

The defense rests, your honor.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous cranky said...

Having read the story, I wonder why reporters insist on quoting family members who state nothing other than: "My son was a good boy. He didn't do nothing."

These quotes add very little of substance to the story. Rather, they subtract from the narrative of understood facts about the case.

Just by making these outlandish claims, the family of the dead man is proving him to be the product of an immoral and dishonest environment. Not to mention the plethora of last names: The victim, his brother and mother all have different ones.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

If you're told to leave an establishment, you leave. Even if it is mistaken identity, arguing with the management is not going to improve your case.
If you come back, you're choosing to criminally trespass.
And if the gun wasn't flashed or brandished, I find it VERY interesting that that one of the trio was shot.
I have to deal with stuff like this way too often. Fortunately, nothing has gotten as serious as this. I hope it never does.

1:36 AM  

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