Video Shows Robbery Just Before Teen ...

Video Shows Robbery Just Before Teen Dies Running From Police

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Westside conservative

Saint Augustine, FL

#1 Nov 26, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Early the morning of Feb 21, four masked robbers -- one of them brandishing two handguns -- robbed the Gate gas station on Hendricks Avenue. Within minutes, one of them would be shot and killed running from a police officer and the other three would be under arrest.

The next day we learned the robbers were teenagers -- Kenneth Duncan, Kenneth Bernard Marion and Robert Wallace, 17, and Richard Douglas, 16. They were students at Englewood High School.

A police officer on his way home saw the masked robbers running from the store, radioed for help and began chasing them through neighborhoods near Emerson Avenue.
Another officer who joined the case claimed he saw Marion reach for a gun and opened fire, killing the teenager.

Last week, the other three pleaded guilty to robbery and felony murder, a charge they faced because a friend was killed in the commission of a felony.

Surveillance video obtained by Channel 4 shows Duncan standing watch at the door as guns are held to the clerk's head. Robbers grabbed money out of two cash registers and try to open the safe. Two minutes later, they were gone.

A few minutes later, Marion was dead and the other three were under arrest. The two handguns used in the robbery were recovered.

A videotaped interrogation showed Duncan in police custody as her mother asked him why he needed to steal.

Richard Douglas, Kenneth Duncan and Robert Wallace
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photos of Richard Douglas, Kenneth Duncan and Robert Wallace
"I give you money. If you need more money, then you need to get out there and work," she said. "You don't live like this .. the Bible says 'Thou shall not steal.'"

Wallace can be seen in interrogation wearing the same T-shirt he had on during the robbery, initially denying he was involved.

"I wasn't there," Wallace tells detectives.

Wallace eventually tells investigators it was him and it was his job to hold the guns. He even said he counted down from five to intimidate the clerk into thinking he was about to shoot.

Douglas, the youngest and quietest of the three, wrapped himself in a sheet and barely spoke to investigators.

Douglas, Duncan and Wallace will be sentenced next month. Their sentences could range from 10 years to life in prison.
Westside conservative

Saint Augustine, FL

#2 Nov 26, 2008
This is just so sad to me. It is a perfect example of young kids who have been sucked into this thug/ gangster mentality. They have bought the thug culture hook line and sinker and the consequences never cross their minds. The one boys mother said it perfectly, I would have given you anything you wanted, you don't steal. They risked their lives for what couldn't have been more than a couple of hundred dollars and split four ways is nothing. Now one of their friends is dead and their lives are going to be wasted in prison. All of this while the thug culture was praising them and cheering them on. People we have got to destroy this mentality and quit praising and glorifying it. These weren't evil kids from what we have here but they chose an evil act that if they had succeeded would have brought them praise in the group and thug culture. They didn't need the money, they didn't do it for drugs. They did it because so many of us glorify it.

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jax for now

#3 Nov 26, 2008
Westside conservative wrote:
This is just so sad to me. It is a perfect example of young kids who have been sucked into this thug/ gangster mentality. They have bought the thug culture hook line and sinker and the consequences never cross their minds. The one boys mother said it perfectly, I would have given you anything you wanted, you don't steal. They risked their lives for what couldn't have been more than a couple of hundred dollars and split four ways is nothing. Now one of their friends is dead and their lives are going to be wasted in prison. All of this while the thug culture was praising them and cheering them on. People we have got to destroy this mentality and quit praising and glorifying it. These weren't evil kids from what we have here but they chose an evil act that if they had succeeded would have brought them praise in the group and thug culture. They didn't need the money, they didn't do it for drugs. They did it because so many of us glorify it.
seems such a shame and such a waste of lives, at least the mother in the video did not try to deny it was her child.

well at least they will have a very long time to reflect on their poor choices.

With any luck this site will not get hijacked by all the scroats that STILL deny it was their friend etc.
ya boy

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Dec 9, 2008
maaan ima miss yall boys we used 2 have fun n englewood now yall gone tha whole skool was n tears tha next morning u couldnt imagine how it was..and yall didnt need 2 do dat i no yall got money cuz i used 2 borrow sum 4rm yall but yea ima pray and keep ya heads up
damn shame

United States

#5 Dec 9, 2008
ya boy wrote:
maaan ima miss yall boys we used 2 have fun n englewood now yall gone tha whole skool was n tears tha next morning u couldnt imagine how it was..and yall didnt need 2 do dat i no yall got money cuz i used 2 borrow sum 4rm yall but yea ima pray and keep ya heads up
well I guess you now know why they had money....because they are a bunch of cowards with guns whom instead of being hard working to get their money they decide to take the chicken shit punk ass way to do it

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