Teen Arrested for Fatal Shooting

May 1, 2009 Full story: WKBW-TV 140

Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested 16-year-old Jerome Thagard in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Steven Northrup of Kenmore.

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Tweety Bird

East Aurora, NY

#113 Aug 23, 2010
thought so wrote:
<quoted text> are you talking about steve ? thought so .
did jerome get convicted for robbing that girl? what happened there, I missed it.
Wow Canada Moron

Pike, NY

#115 Aug 26, 2010
jerome is innocent wrote:
<quoted text>if he was so bright what was he doing with deanna . are you saying that he was so smart that he was stupid .
Not very smart when it came to picking girlfriends.....Is that a crime? But smart enough not to talk about things he didn't know - unlike you.
real

Lancaster, NY

#116 Aug 26, 2010
thought so wrote:
<quoted text> are you talking about steve ? thought so .
YES
Anonymous

Athol Springs, NY

#117 Nov 15, 2010
Steve never sold no drugs i think you got your facts wrong buddy, he was a great father, son, brother and friend. everyone who knew steve knows this. end of discussion.
Grammar Bee

Tonawanda, NY

#118 Nov 15, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
Steve never sold no drugs
So, you're saying there was never a time where Steve didn't sell drugs? I find that difficult to believe.
Chil Wil

Ransomville, NY

#119 Nov 15, 2010
Shoot another junga bunny & help clean da hood
buffalo

Buffalo, NY

#120 Jan 26, 2011
no one can judge him but god and when the truth comes out dont get get mad just understand that what ever happens is cause god have all of this in his hands so dont talk about him if u dont know him or dont judge him either cause like i said before only god can judge him cause when u judge him remember god is judge u. love u jerome stay with god ur blessing is coming just keep faith.
RIP STEVE

Buffalo, NY

#121 Mar 25, 2011
buffalo wrote:
no one can judge him but god and when the truth comes out dont get get mad just understand that what ever happens is cause god have all of this in his hands so dont talk about him if u dont know him or dont judge him either cause like i said before only god can judge him cause when u judge him remember god is judge u. love u jerome stay with god ur blessing is coming just keep faith.
Ok coming from someone who knew Steven extremely well for years, and was at every minute of the trial....let me break this down for all of you. We all hate Deanna and KNOW she had something to do with this. Hopefully one day, it will all come out. If you know something that links her...PLEASE share. She is a dirtbag, but Steven tried to help her get out of the disgusting life style that she lived. I hope that he haunts her every night!He tried to help everybody from the rich to the poor, the young to the old, and the innocent to the criminal!He was the best father, friend, boyfriend, brother, and son! He NEVER sold drugs or lived off of the system. Yes his tox was CLEAN of any drug including marijuana. To say he used or sold coke is a joke....he hated those types of people. The money in Steve's pocket was from his recently cashed Income Tax Return idiots....not drug money!!! Yes he worked his ass off to provide. Forget the drug deal gone wrong or turf theory....thats out the window.
Jerome's supporters (family) in the court room, were ignorant, high, and ghetto. SOmeone still had a pick in their hair and his mother was wearing a dirty tee shirt. No respect for the courts! Nobody showed up for the final verdict. It is in his blood....his father was a convicted rapist, brother just got out,and just about eveyone in his immediate family is in jail, or has been. The internet is a wonderful thing. Jerome also had charges against him from Cheektowoga...., and the robbery of the pizza place (which was reported the night it happened dummy)he was no angel. Was the pizzaeria cashier lying too???? So everyone else is a liar besides Jerome? All 4... yes... 4 witnesses described the same person....Jerome. They described the shirt he was wearing, which was found at the house, along with the belt and jeans that were described to a tee! Why was he late to school the morning he was picked up? He was washing the gunpowder from his murderous hands, and trying to plan an alibi. His sister dated a member of the Shaffer Village Posse,it was all over Myspace (MR CERTIFIED????CERTIFIED KILLER), but the DA was not allowed to enter this stuff as evidence. Maybe it was an initiation act. As far as the gun still being on the streets...well thats easy, all he did was pass it off to someone who passed it to someone else (probably when he was supposed to be at school that morning).
So, anymore questions? I didn't think so! I will be more than happy to let ya know the real deal!
Steven, not one day goes by that I do not think about you, and my heart still aches. You will always be in our thoughts a prayers...still cant believe your gone! When you died, a piece of me died with you. I am so lucky to have had you in my life. Much love and respect x0x0x0x0
Ben Parkin

Toronto, Canada

#122 Aug 9, 2011
jerome is my cousin, if any of you people actually knew him you would know he wouldn't hurt anyone, especially when he was 2 weeks away from moving up here to canada to have a better life, i really don't believe that he did this. there is no way. and the fact that all you people can just insult him and our family is quite sad, sure MAYBE he did do that but even if he did, he was 16 and came from a bad neighbourhood and had a bad childhood. anyone that age doesn't know what they;re doing yet, they're trying to impress their friends, or trying to fit in. all i know is that i'm going to miss my cousin so much and i just wanna see him again.
Ben Parkin

Toronto, Canada

#123 Aug 9, 2011
NBC wrote:
<quoted text>Does anyone understand anything this person writes? Is the education in Canada really that much worse than the USA?
the education in canada surpasses the united states tenfold, in my opinion americans are the most ignorant and stupid people
my cuzzint innocent

Cleveland, OH

#124 Aug 11, 2011
like ifckin said fck steve the basterd shuda died why wud he be in the ghetto tryna by crack anyway fckn crackhead.....if u ask me it was a accident waitin to happen... idgaf caz ikno my lil cuzzin is innocent nd when dey
you are nuts

United States

#125 Oct 27, 2011
I don't know who the hell you think you are? You ghetto piece of shit! Steve was never a crack head or a drug addict! Your odviously as crazy and dumb as ur locked up cousin...we all know where ur going to end up one day...maybe you'll get to share a cell! You f*cking loser! Rest in Peace Steve! Always in my heart!
Big Dog

Buffalo, NY

#128 Jun 13, 2012
jerome is innocent wrote:
<quoted text>if he was so bright what was he doing with deanna . are you saying that he was so smart that he was stupid .
Very smart.....just not when it came to picking women. I guess your choices have always been spot on jerk-off
Hello

Springfield, MA

#129 Sep 8, 2012
Dont worry ben parkin the thagard family is moving to your nieghborhood sleep well
Justice was served

Nassau, NY

#130 Sep 9, 2012
Big dog with the big mouth where is your mentality that your only defence is shit talking. What about the other murder of thr young boy for his kicks ask mr. certified and his brother about that ooooops robbery was the motive in all there crimes jerome and devonte just picked the wrong white guy cause even with a gun steve had them running scared
gimp finder

North Tonawanda, NY

#131 Sep 9, 2012
Chil Wil wrote:
Shoot another junga bunny & help clean da hood
Here is another racist posting from our senile moron GUMP aka TONI.

Please stroke out, you filthy old fool.
Aunt Sharyn

Las Vegas, NV

#132 Nov 24, 2012
RIP STEVE wrote:
What a crock!!!!!!!!!!Jerome is so innocent that he robbed a lady at gunpoint within the prior 15 hours....and was identified by numerous witnesses. Jerome's entire family has been in and out of jail.....go figure. This punk a** killed a father, a son, a grandson, and a great friend. He helped the young and elderly, and was loyal to everyone he knew. Justice will be served this week.....hope Jerome ROTS IN JAIL FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!RIP STEVE xoxoxox
IT WAS MISTAKEN ID AND STEVE WAS A DRUG DEALER AND GOT SHOT IN A DEAL GONE WRONG WT JTS SISTER & HER BF, THEY WENT HOME, BF STOLE JTS CLOTHES AND LEFT THE BLOODY CLOTHES BEHIND! JTS BITOCH SIS & DRUGGIE MOTHER ARE AT FAULT HERE!!!! JT IS & ALWAYS HAS BEEN A KIND AND GENTLE INNOCENT BOY THAT HIS CANADIAN FAMILY LOVES & I WILL GET HIM OUT DESPITE THE LIARS AND HOS AROUND HIM!!!!!!!
i know better

Buffalo, NY

#133 Jan 25, 2013
STFU wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you go to the trial? I did. The girlfriend Deanna stayed right there where Steve got shot she even called the police! Deanna never stabbed Steve, what the heck are you even talking about? Deanna pointed out that scum Jerome right in the court! He did it, 3 people saw him do it! I don't know anyhting about her cutting that girl on New Years Eve, wasn't there but I do know that it happened a long time after Jerome Thagard killed Steve. If she did that she'll be punished, just like Thagard will for killing Steve.
. She had every thing to do with steve being killed I know 4 fact she did
i know better

Buffalo, NY

#134 Jan 25, 2013
Some people just have no clue. About anything. This is not a who killed who or wtf I make a man lost his life family members lost a loved 1 these boys lost there father stop tossing names around who did it it was him it was them who ever f****** didn't need to be put behind bars that's it point blank I love Steven each and everyone of family members and his mother deserves Answers so they can all rest easy in life and make sure the son of a b**** f****** lowlife who shot him gets put away I don't give a f*** about Jerome or anyone in this family or whether he did or not all I care that the Northrup family is able to know it steves murder is behind bars if anyone knows the truth step forward like this family know they deserve that much and more this world makes me sick in the people in it for those of you who know more information be man or woman enough to stop to forward stop being a punk b****** this is somebody's life love and miss you and much respect to Northrup family
i know better

Buffalo, NY

#135 Jan 25, 2013
my cuzzint innocent wrote:
like ifckin said fck steve the basterd shuda died why wud he be in the ghetto tryna by crack anyway fckn crackhead.....if u ask me it was a accident waitin to happen... idgaf caz ikno my lil cuzzin is innocent nd when dey
hey s****** what do you know talk about calling somebody a white crackhead what are you up black crackhead you don't know s*** about Steve it a piston s****** like you actually let me rephrase that he wouldn't have you pissed on you you f****** people are trash and could never catch up with the likes of somebody like Steve so grow the f*** up get an education get a clue

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