Coffeyville Police: Store Employee Sh...

Coffeyville Police: Store Employee Shoots, Kills Man During Robbery

There are 160 comments on the NewsOn6 Tulsa story from May 8, 2012, titled Coffeyville Police: Store Employee Shoots, Kills Man During Robbery. In it, NewsOn6 Tulsa reports that:

An employee at a Coffeyville, Kansas business shot and killed a man who he says was trying to rob him Monday morning.

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My Opinion

Wichita, KS

#88 May 9, 2012
Not sure of the name. Been a long time ago. I know he had a big growth on his face. Looked like a huge wart. I was living down by Whittier school at the time. All I know is he showed up drunk to my house, beating on the door, calling me to come out and talk to him when he was released. I told him to leave or I was going to get my shotgun and blow his knee caps out.
My Opinion

Wichita, KS

#89 May 9, 2012
Probably since I was female he thought I would just let it go. My dog actually alerted me to him being in the garage. I sure miss that dog.
cricket ks

United States

#91 May 9, 2012
serious wrote:
I hope and I pray justice is served...Mr Kennedy took someones like that could have been handled differently.....why could he have not shot him in is leg somewhere below??? when Mr Kennedy was aiming he knew......trust me....plus Mr Kennedy use to be in the millitary he knows the procedures...when he shot to kill Mr Clark and seen him unrsponsive how come he didnt perform CPR how come he didnt even supply pressure to the wound????? theres more to tis story
he should not have robbed the man!
Charles Darwin

Harrison, NJ

#92 May 9, 2012
Better start teaching your kids better manners and giving them good guidence and disipline to keep them away from gangs,drugs and hood life.Or there will be more of them ending up as this prick did,And mammy will cry,bitch and makes threats again and again.All this starts at home.Learn it,Love it,Live it.
THE SAINT

Oshkosh, WI

#93 May 9, 2012
Trill wrote:
F uck mr kennedy he was a trick that payed to have relations with meth and crack heads i dobt know what happened but i know Mr. Clark often bought Kennedy women futher more Clark was shot going half way out the door if their was any threat the threat eas trying to leave y would Kennedy shoot him in the neck r anywhere Kennedy should receive the rest of his prostitution solicitating azz in jail we dont know what happened but we do know clark was leaving there for it should have a police matter
show us the proof all hear say ....can't prove Mr Kennedy did anything wrong .. hear say hear say....
THE SAINT

Oshkosh, WI

#94 May 9, 2012
When . I walked by the robber that Black kid had big blue lips ....
getreal

United States

#95 May 9, 2012
lets look closer wrote:
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Stupid,
"That is most idiotic comment I have read so far" you say? LOL. Read back through the comments again. NO ONE IS DISCUSSING RAPING HIS WIFE, KIDNAPPING AND RAPING HIS 5 YEAR OLD BOY OR A MAN WHO IS BEATING tiny-tee over the head. How about keeping it on the topic and keeping it on what tiny-tee actually wrote instead of what YOU make up. NO ONE ON TOPIX WRITES LIKE YOU DO. Hi lee is the best at changing the subject and debating what was NOT said. Of about all the comments made, which includes the racist comments, tiny-tee had one of the best comments made. It was not idiotic. It was not stupid. Your reply was BOTH.
Lets read again what tiny-tee wrote. He prays for the soul of the young man who died and prays for Mr. Kennedy to have peace. Good thoughts. He states no one deserves to die and no one deserves to get robbed. You seem to take off on the word deserve. Sociopaths give people what they think they deserve. Please change your topix name to sociopath. No bill for that name that I am aware of. tiny-tee can't fault the man for defending himself. Good thought. And writes no matter the race you should think before you act. And ends up with this time it cost someone their life. Why go off on tiny-tee who put much thought and likely much prayer into his words. Thank you tiny-tee for trying to instill some common sense in what has been a sometimes racist and lynch mob mentality conversation. Your comments in my view were balanced and show much insight which has been lacking on topix. There are those who are convinced the youth "deserved" to die, deserved the death penalty now instead of a trial. I am not one of them. My view is there are people who have done worse things. The story is a thief was crucified next to Christ if I am not mistaken. I do not know what the young man did or did not do, just know he died. I do not know what Mr. Kennedy did other than he shot and killed the youth. I agree with you tiny-tee no one deserved to die in this situation. Now, I can be added to the most idiotic comments so far and watch the poster continue to ignore all the racial slurs, but jump quickly on you, and then me. Why? because the sociopath thinks we deserve it.
tiny-tee wrote:
I pray for the young man soul that lost his life but I also pray for Mr.Kennedy to have peace. No one deserves to die no one deserves to get robbed. You can't fault the man for defending himself no matter the race u should think before you act. This time it cost someone there life which is very sad!!!!
Yes, it is very sad. And I am convinced the death could have been avoided, through different actions by the youth or different actions by a much wiser man. Each made their own decisions and that is how it ends up. One lives with their decisions and the other does not. Yes, it is very sad.
Oh, and i will not be as polite and diplomatic as tiny-tee. Go chase your tail poster Thats stupid.
you look closer you freaking idiot. hi lee is not here. The poster said NO one deserves to diue,.. That is what they wrote..That is a stupid and idiotic stement. Of course some DESERVE to die!!You trying to pretend to be some kind of above it all judge of everyone else. as if you decode what is right anmd wrong. It is not sad, it a good day another thug bites the dust.good riddance!
smart guy

Louisville, KY

#96 May 9, 2012
If the dude robbed someone he needs to be shot. Go get a job and stop doing dope mother lover. If you dont agree then you need to be robbed.
Kermudgeon

Buffalo, NY

#97 May 9, 2012
We had an excellent opportunity to end all this riff-raff-robbery when the "million hoodie march" occurred. We could have just surrounded and shot them all. Net result would have been a huge decrease in robberies and violent attacks, a huge decrease in Medicaid expenditures, and a huge decrease in babies born addicted to crack.
Sheik Yerbouti

Chalfont, PA

#98 May 9, 2012
The man handled the situation correctly. I can guarantee is someone enters my business with a gun with the intent to rob me he will leave in a body bag! At least this story had a happy ending because the taxpayers won't have to support this feral thug in prison.
mary magdalene

Peru, KS

#99 May 9, 2012
serious wrote:
I hope and I pray justice is served...Mr Kennedy took someones like that could have been handled differently.....why could he have not shot him in is leg somewhere below??? when Mr Kennedy was aiming he knew......trust me....plus Mr Kennedy use to be in the millitary he knows the procedures...when he shot to kill Mr Clark and seen him unrsponsive how come he didnt perform CPR how come he didnt even supply pressure to the wound????? theres more to tis story
Mr Kennedy done the right thing! That robber came into his store with a lethal weapon. it probably was not registered and he did not have a 'concealed weapon permit' to carry it even in a vehicle much less in a store! He planned on stealing money he had not earned or doing bodily harm to Mr. Kennedy.
As far as CPR etc. he might have been into drugs and have had hepitius, aids, or whatever and that stuff transferrs!!
Jesus teaches us to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us.
the people who did not teach this man the basics of being a good citizen not going around with a gun threatening people are the ones to blame. mr kennedy was only protecting himself and his things! i'll bet his gun is registered and has a permit!
the tragedy is where this man is going to spend eternity? when our spirit leaves our bodyies, it lives on forever and does not die. had he said his prayers before leaving his home?
Terrence Clark

Stacy, MN

#100 May 9, 2012
1: I'm not dead
2: Mr. Kennedy is the nicest man ever! He aims very high and I love him!
3: Treece is a lying hooker.
4: Barbie Alston & I are at Taco Bell you all should come chill with us.
August

Melbourne, FL

#101 May 9, 2012
Some of the comments on here drive me nuts!
So this man was supposed to let this thug do him bodily harm, perhaps end his life and he was supposed to, what? Allow it?
I hope all of these arm-chair lawmen and lawyers either find themselves or one of their loved ones in the same situation. I bet they'd change their minds pretty quick about whether or not it was okay for this old man to kill this known thug.
As for the old guy, rock on! There are plenty of us out here who are glad you are the one who lived.
Armed Citizen

Coffeyville, KS

#102 May 9, 2012
This was a very unfortunate situation, BUT... Let this be a warning to all the thieves, thugs, robbers , rapist or what ever your criminal actions are. Speaking for the upstanding hard working american citizens, we are tired of all the savagry, we will no longer sit idle buy and let you take what is not yours! There was a time in this country when most all men carried weapons to protect there families, live stock and homesteads from criminals before and crime was so reduced that citizens felt that there was noneed to carry weapons. They were no longer afraid that they would be robbed or murdered for what they had or for no reason, but now times have changed again. Now we fear for or children playing outside, we fear for our wives when the go to shop, we fear when we sleep in our homes that someone may break in and murder for what ever they can steal, we fear our customers as they come into our shops not knowing if we are about to be robbed. The armed citizen movement is on the rise again, we stood to defend our country to defend against evil before and we will now stand again to defend against the savages that are robbing and killing our families, friends, neighbors today, SO BE WARNED!!!! If you try to rob someone, there is a great chance that they will be armed, trained and ready to defend!!! Red or yellow, black or white, we are ALL precious in Gods sight!!! May God bess all those who stand for the notion of "In God We Trust" and "One Nation under God" may God bless ALL those who stand for what is right, just and fair by the law of THIS land. All praise be to God that we live in a country that we are allowed to defend ourselves and our friends. Praise god for building this country and forgive us lord for what we have let it become.
Armed Citizen

Coffeyville, KS

#108 May 9, 2012
Remeber citizens, when only seconds count, the cops are only minutes away!
cant_stand_it

Coffeyville, KS

#109 May 9, 2012
Armed Citizen wrote:
This was a very unfortunate situation, BUT... Let this be a warning to all the thieves, thugs, robbers , rapist or what ever your criminal actions are. Speaking for the upstanding hard working american citizens, we are tired of all the savagry, we will no longer sit idle buy and let you take what is not yours! There was a time in this country when most all men carried weapons to protect there families, live stock and homesteads from criminals before and crime was so reduced that citizens felt that there was noneed to carry weapons. They were no longer afraid that they would be robbed or murdered for what they had or for no reason, but now times have changed again. Now we fear for or children playing outside, we fear for our wives when the go to shop, we fear when we sleep in our homes that someone may break in and murder for what ever they can steal, we fear our customers as they come into our shops not knowing if we are about to be robbed. The armed citizen movement is on the rise again, we stood to defend our country to defend against evil before and we will now stand again to defend against the savages that are robbing and killing our families, friends, neighbors today, SO BE WARNED!!!! If you try to rob someone, there is a great chance that they will be armed, trained and ready to defend!!! Red or yellow, black or white, we are ALL precious in Gods sight!!! May God bess all those who stand for the notion of "In God We Trust" and "One Nation under God" may God bless ALL those who stand for what is right, just and fair by the law of THIS land. All praise be to God that we live in a country that we are allowed to defend ourselves and our friends. Praise god for building this country and forgive us lord for what we have let it become.
Well Said!!!
think about it

Cedar Vale, KS

#110 May 9, 2012
Yes! The police told him. Get ur facts straight. Dont just come up with ur own version. I did watch the interview on Fox23 news.
hmm wrote:
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There are two stories. KOAMTV reports the 911 caller told authorities he shot a man who was trying to rob him at his store.
You are saying the police told him he hit the robber.
Usually, it is the person at the scene who tells the police what happened, not the other way around. Just sayin.
You wrote above the didn't even know he actually hit the robber until the cops told him!
Two slightly different versions.
you afraid

United States

#111 May 9, 2012
Armed Citizen wrote:
but now times have changed again. Now we fear for or children playing outside, we fear for our wives when the go to shop, we fear when we sleep in our homes that someone may break in and murder for what ever they can steal, we fear our customers as they come into our shops not knowing if we are about to be robbed.

we will now stand again to defend against the savages that are robbing and killing our families, friends, neighbors today,
You fear all of the time. We fear for our children, we fear for our wives, we fear when we sleep, we fear our customers. We fear a lot don't you think?

I had a burglary at my house 40 years ago. I suppose that counts. I did not sleep well for a day or two. Slept fine since then. You staying up nights fearing?

Maybe you should have a visit with someone in the mental health field.

I am not afraid. I do not have all that fear you speak of. I know of no one robbing and killing our families, friends, neighbors today. Do you? Tell us when your family, friends and neighbors weree robbed and killed.
Facts

Coffeyville, KS

#112 May 9, 2012
Live like a thug, die like a thug.
you afraid

United States

#113 May 9, 2012
Armed Citizen wrote:
Now we fear for or children playing outside, we fear for our wives when the go to shop, we fear when we sleep in our homes that someone may break in and murder for what ever they can steal, we fear our customers as they come into our shops not knowing if we are about to be robbed.

we will now stand again to defend against the savages that are robbing and killing our families, friends, neighbors today,
As I mentioned you fear all of the time. We fear for our children, we fear for our wives, we fear when we sleep, we fear our customers. We fear a lot don't you think?

I had a burglary at my house 40 years ago. I suppose that counts. I did not sleep well for a day or two. Slept fine since then. You staying up nights fearing?

I am not afraid. I do not have all that fear you speak of. I know of no one robbing and killing our families, friends, neighbors today. Do you? Tell us when your family, friends and neighbors weree robbed and killed.

The more I think about this and the more I read the more I am convinced you do not have fear, BUT rather a phobia. Maybe you should have a visit with someone in the mental health field who can help you sleep better.

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