Man with Empty Gun, Shot and Killed
Omaha, NE-There are new detailsinthe deadly robbery attempt of the Benson Walgreens. Prosecutors say the would-be robberwas shot at eight times, and hit four times by an armed customer, James McCullough.
The robbery attempt goes down Monday night atWalgreens at 61st and Northwest Radial in Benson justafter 9:00 p.m.18-year-old MarquailThomas, along withAngelo Douglas, goes into the business.Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Thomas was carrying an unloaded, short shotgun.
As Marquail aims the gun at customers,McCullough pulls out his own handgun and fires, hitting and killing Marquail.
Marquail is reportedly shotin the chest, lower back, arm and hand. One bullet, even ends up inside Marquail's shotgun. Today, Thomas's mother tries to come to grips with Monday night's events."I can't tell you to be honest why he did what he did, he was hurting, he was hurting," says Kim Thomas.
Thomas says her son was influenced by gangsand she wants no retaliation. As for the man who shot her son, she doesn't agree with him just getting a ticket and doesn't understand why he shot so many times
."I've already forgiven him, I've forgiven him. At the end of the day my son is resting, he's peaceful, he's happy. The gentleman who did what he did, he can't sleep at night
At the scene, amemorial is growing for Marquail. His family tells me he went to church every Sunday. They say it was just recentlyhe started hanging around this new crowd and they actually prepared themselves for his death
.His funeral will be next week.
The two other teens charged in the case are both in jail. A judge set bond for 17-year-old Angelo Douglas at one-million dollars. 15-year-old Jauvier is being held on $750,000 bond; despite their ages, both are charged as adults.