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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 02/14/2011

2 dead after Northeast D.C. shootout

By Theola Labbé-DeBose and Allison Klein
Allison Klein

Two men shot by D.C. police during an alleged home invasion on Sunday night in Brookland are dead, police said Monday.

Police said Davon Sealy, 19, of Gaithersburg, died Monday morning at an area hospital. Akeem Jamaal Cayo, 21, died at the scene on Sunday.

Police said that the two men and a third, Stefan Fields, 21, broke into a house in the 1000 block of Irving Street NE around 10:30 p.m.

Fields, also of Gaithersburg, was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer and armed burglary.

Police went to the house and surrounded it after receiving a 911 call. Police said the suspects opened fire as they ran out of the back door of the house, and officers returned fire.

Eight Catholic University students were inside the home during the incident, according to the university's office of public affairs; six live in the home. All were interviewed by D.C. police. The students have received support from the school's Division of Student Life and Office of Campus Ministry, and university officials have distributed news on the incident via e-mail alerts.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose and Allison Klein  | February 14, 2011; 12:48 PM ET
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That's good news to hear! I wish I read about home invaders being shot more often.

Posted by: kenk33 | February 14, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Good work to DCPD. I am a resident of Brookland and can testify that as a tight-knit community that Brookland is, this very much shook us up. I am looking forward to the full report of the incident, in particular bios and photos of the burglars. It is important to understand the psychographics of the perpetrators so we can be vigilant and prevent such crimes acts in the future. To the reporter - Allison, please continue with this story and dig for more details so we can understand more. Thank you.

Posted by: soulstrive | February 14, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Good work to DCPD. I am a resident of Brookland and can testify that as a tight-knit community that Brookland is, this very much shook us up. I am looking forward to the full report of the incident, in particular bios and photos of the burglars. It is important to understand the psychographics of the perpetrators so we can be vigilant and prevent such crimes acts in the future. To the reporter - Allison, please continue with this story and dig for more details so we can understand more. Thank you.

Posted by: soulstrive | February 14, 2011 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Yes, kudos to the DCPD. Hopefully we'll find out that these three were behind all the "stuff" that has been going on in that area of Brookland for the past year. If we're REAL lucky, it will turn out that these are the guys responsible for Raj Patel's murder.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | February 14, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

It's always a good day when thug burglars get shot to death.

Posted by: jab00 | February 14, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Good work MPD! Keep it up.

Posted by: blankspace | February 14, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Great job MPD! Thank you! I'm glad none of the officers involved at the scene were injured.

Posted by: WxProcrastinator | February 14, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Just a general question...isn't basically every home burglary technically a home invasion?
That being said, its good that the bad guys didn't get away. But its tough to celebrate 2 people killed who were 19 and 21 years old.
Obviously, if they were willing to fire on law enforcement these were exactly upstanding citizens. But awfully young to be dead.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | February 14, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Aww... That's too bad. Sniff.

Time to print the memorial t-shirts.

What a tragic end to a budding criminal career.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 14, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

The burglaries around in the Brookland neighborhood have been plaguing the Catholic University off campus housing for over a year now. Over 5 houses have been robbed since th begining of the school year. This is sad that it escalated to 8 students being held up for 25 minutes with automatic weapons by masked assailants. It is likely that these men are not the only people who are targeting Catholic University students and something needs to be done in the community as a whole for the safety of the students.

Thank you to the officers who risked their life defending the students safety. Hopefully the third man is prosecuted to the fullest and made an example of.

Posted by: catholicstudent111 | February 14, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse


I wish I were the one to shoot the robbers.

I can only hope that one day I';ll have the chance to take the life of a burgler or other criminal of that sort.

Their life is barely worth the cost of the bullet.

Really.

Posted by: kenk33 | February 14, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to the Police!

Posted by: bschaper | February 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I hope parents reconsider about paying for their kids to live off CUA campus. DC is just not a safe place and theirs no reason to put your kids in harms way like that. If anything put them in MD and provide a car.

Posted by: plugugly7 | February 14, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Wow! All i see is congrats?! This should be very alarming on so many levels. I went to school with one of these kids and all i remember is a genuine guy trying to find a way... Sad it ended up this way

Posted by: BDYChristian | February 14, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Wow! All i see is congrats?! This should be very alarming on so many levels. I went to school with one of these kids and all i remember is a genuine guy trying to find a way... Sad it ended up in this matter

Posted by: BDYChristian | February 14, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

BDY Christian wrote:

Alarming to see so many congrats!! What does him being genuine trying to break into someone home..last I checked a criminal does not have a certain description...read the paper people of all walks of life are doing unthinkable things...he was still young with a lot of life ahead of him, he should have put those two things to good use, instead being the genuine trying to rob someome!!

Posted by: shadon1 | February 14, 2011 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"...But its tough to celebrate 2 people killed who were 19 and 21 years old.
Obviously, if they were willing to fire on law enforcement these were [sic] exactly upstanding citizens. But awfully young to be dead."

But not too young to be shooting at police men while burglarizing a home? Nope; it's not tough to celebrate their eradication from our overcrowded planet at all. There's barely enough to go around for the honest, hardworking folks, never mind having to worry about the human garbage.

Good riddance.

Posted by: Orsalia | February 14, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

"...But its tough to celebrate 2 people killed who were 19 and 21 years old.
Obviously, if they were willing to fire on law enforcement these were [sic] exactly upstanding citizens. But awfully young to be dead."

But not too young to be shooting at police men while burglarizing a home? Nope; it's not tough to celebrate their eradication from our overcrowded planet at all. There's barely enough to go around for the honest, hardworking folks, never mind having to worry about the human garbage.

Good riddance.

Posted by: Orsalia | February 14, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

BDYChristian wrote:

Wow! All i see is congrats?! This should be very alarming on so many levels. I went to school with one of these kids and all i remember is a genuine guy trying to find a way... Sad it ended up in this matter

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Why is it sad a home invader was killed?

We should be happy there are two fewer criminals on the street, and there are fewer residents that will be traumatized by getting robbed.

Posted by: kenk33 | February 14, 2011 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Any loss of life is sad, but I do have a hard time feeling bad for the 2 that died. Yes, 19 and 21 is young, but it it without a doubt old enough to understand right from wrong! It was a risk they took, and ended up paying the ultimate price. Thankfully none of the students or police officers were hurt.

Posted by: WxProcrastinator | February 14, 2011 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Any loss of life is sad, but I do have a hard time feeling bad for the 2 that died. Yes, 19 and 21 is young, but it is without a doubt old enough to understand right from wrong! It was a risk they took, and ended up paying the ultimate price. Thankfully none of the students or police officers were hurt.

Posted by: WxProcrastinator | February 14, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh my, criminals are coming in from maryland to committ crimes in ne dc. Now that's news. Great job MPD and 911 caller.

Posted by: bill121 | February 14, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

@ plugugly7:

The issue is not with the neighborhood. If you read the article carefully, you would have noted that the burglars were FROM MARYLAND, not Brookland.

Moreover, CUA has a serious housing shortage. There is not enough housing on campus for all students. Finally, those students would face a higher risk of being injured from being in a car accident driving from the supposedly safe suburbs you suggest.

Posted by: WxProcrastinator | February 14, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

BAM!!! we should use this as the death penalty in DC, cheaper, quicker and more effective

Posted by: WhatBubble | February 14, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I see a lot of spirited comments here. Just wanted to weigh in on one thing. @bigdaddy651: A home invasion means people are home during the break in. If nobody is home, it's generally just called burglary.

Posted by: Allison Klein | February 14, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Brookland resident who watched the whole thing go down from afar...it was terrifying. We as a community sincerely thank you for your service and your bravery, DC Police.

What stupid kids...nothing in that student house could have been worth dying or killing for. It's a damn shame.

My only question right now: where is the get-away car?

Posted by: Alex79 | February 14, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Yahoo-BooHoo,Google-Giggle, AOL-DOA and happy as a lark these 2 are dead and out of the dark..thank you DC Police.

Posted by: TheresaDudleyStank | February 14, 2011 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I am looking forward to the full report of the incident, in particular bios and photos of the burglars. It is important to understand the psychographics of the perpetrators so we can be vigilant and prevent such crimes acts in the future. To the reporter - Allison, please continue with this story and dig for more details so we can understand more. Thank you.


there is no profile of a burgerlar. They can be black, white latino. It all random. Is their a profile for rapist? Murderers? Drug Dealers? No. What you really want to know is if they are black guys from the nearby neighborhoods. But even if they are, they dont carry a card that says home invader so what you will end up doing is stereotyping a group of people based on the characteristics of these guys. The danger of that is not only do you stereotype a whole group of people that dont deserve it you leave yourself open to any other perp that does not fit that profile.

Posted by: ged0386 | February 14, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm happy that none of the guests were injured but to congratulate the MPD for killing two young people is cold blooded hate. It's not easy to shoot a human being, knowing you've taken a child from his mother, a member of a family. I read about a police officer who committed suicide after taking a young man's life. The shooting was justified but he couldn't live with himself. These young men had no right to invade the owner's house but think how you'd feel if those were your boys.

Posted by: skinfreak | February 14, 2011 4:36 PM | Report abuse

From a NE resident: very glad that the students and police are ok; glad the 3 perps were caught; sorry that 2 of them decided to open fire on cops; amazed that people are celebrating the death of a 19 and a 21 year old.

They were dumb, they were stupid, they were wrong, they brought it on themselves - but they were human beings. Have some respect for the dead (even if they didn't have respect for the living).

Posted by: terencef100 | February 14, 2011 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jmarsh81
BrRandall people like you should die.
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Well since I am not out there robbing and pillaging good citizens at gunpoint, my odds of that not happening anytime soon are pretty good.

Posted by: BrRandall | February 14, 2011 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Alison, or Moderator: Commentators wishing people dead is something more than "spitited comments". Surely you can delete those?

Posted by: terencef100 | February 14, 2011 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I live in Brookland -- well, technically, in Michigan Park. It is a beautiful neighborhood. These guys got what they deserved.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 14, 2011 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Firstly I would Like to say its utterly Disgusting how people speak about these 2 people the way they do. I grew up with Akeem Cayo since the 3rd Grade, he was a good friend who looked out for me and alot of his peers. for you to say robbers as if they arent real people is sad and shows alot about your ignorance in the true value of life. one of your own family members could have done something that was terrible and you prob dont even know. needa reevaluate yourself and how you weight human life. Situations make you go to drastic members read this article

Article from Last Year
http://www.gazette.net/stories/02032010/germnew183141_32544.shtml

From jobs in retail to restaurants, Akeem Cayo of Gaithersburg has applied for just about everything since November. Cayo, 20, moved back in with his mother after spending almost three years in Georgia with his father. While he was a senior in high school in Georgia, Cayo worked as a waiter at a restaurant, but he was laid off. He said he grew tired of working for moving companies and at other odd, inconsistent employers.

"This is a chance to get a job," Cayo said as he sat, twiddling his thumbs. "I'm scared of rejection. I'm hoping they give me a chance."

Youll Never understand What put him in his situation so never judge. the fact that they were there long enough and nobody was hurt in he house is testament to their inability to Hurt innocent people even while invading their home.

Posted by: ptpromo | February 14, 2011 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I am extremely liberal -- and I have written a lot of articles myself on the loss of young black men to homicide. BUT -- these suspects got what they deserved.

It is perfectly lawful to use lethal force in order to defend you or others from the use of lethal force. I do not doubt that friends and families of these individuals are grieving, but they should also grieve for the innocent people who were tormented by their kids' behavior. Having people invade your home with guns must be a terrifying experience. The psychological harm they have caused to the students and to the Brookland community is tremendous.

So, while I do not "celebrate" the homicides, it is hard for me not to take relief in the fact that they -- rather than the people in the house -- were killed. Usually things like this come out the other way -- with the crazy kids murdering innocent people. Kudos to the cops!

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 14, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Firstly I would Like to say its utterly Disgusting how people speak about these 2 people the way they do. I grew up with Akeem Cayo since the 3rd Grade, he was a good friend who looked out for me and alot of his peers. for you to say robbers as if they arent real people is sad and shows alot about your ignorance in the true value of life. one of your own family members could have done something that was terrible and you prob dont even know. needa reevaluate yourself and how you weight human life. Situations make you go to drastic members read this article

Article from Last Year
http://www.gazette.net/stories/02032010/germnew183141_32544.shtml

From jobs in retail to restaurants, Akeem Cayo of Gaithersburg has applied for just about everything since November. Cayo, 20, moved back in with his mother after spending almost three years in Georgia with his father. While he was a senior in high school in Georgia, Cayo worked as a waiter at a restaurant, but he was laid off. He said he grew tired of working for moving companies and at other odd, inconsistent employers.

"This is a chance to get a job," Cayo said as he sat, twiddling his thumbs. "I'm scared of rejection. I'm hoping they give me a chance."

Youll Never understand What put him in his situation so never judge. the fact that they were there long enough and nobody was hurt in he house is testament to their inability to Hurt innocent people even while invading their home.

Posted by: ptpromo | February 14, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I have a funny feeling that they didn't come out shooting at the police. I mean really to come out shooting against trained killers sounds crazy to me. I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 14, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

If they didnt hurt the people inside why would they come out Blasting at Police.... Sounds like something on Stefan can confirm.

Posted by: ptpromo | February 14, 2011 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Ptpromo: Cayo should have gone on unemployment before giving up his own human dignity to threaten people with an automatic weapon. There are a lot of poor people struggling to make ends meet. I agree that there are a lot less opportunities for young black men, but Cayo must take responsibility for his own behavior. Working for moving companies is better than being dead. I am fortunate enough not to walk in his shoes, but no poor person I know walks around with an automatic weapon. Plus, none that I know would use that weapon to threaten innocent people.

Also, you think that the fact that no one in the house died suggests that Cayo couldn't kill an innocent person. That's BS. If the students tried to defend themselves, rather than calling the cops, I am certain that one of those three boys would have fired the gun. After all -- shouldn't you put yourself in "their" position as gangsters threatening people with rifles and trying to prevent themselves from being hurt in the process? By the way: Weren't the cops inncocent too??? Why did they fire guns at the cops if they can't hurt innocent people???

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 14, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse

i heard it happening last night, cuz i live near there. all i can say is that it's true hard times are pushing people over the edge, and i sympathize with that. i've been personally out feeding homeless folks two weekends in a row. that said, gun violence is unacceptable. people are getting robbed with guns in brookland. Mr. Patel was shot and killed with no justice and a family and dreams wrecked. I don't celebrate the perps' death, but part of me is satisfied they died. at least it wasn't innocents this time. and maybe people who've crossed the line from desperate to thug will think twice before hunting around Brookland next time. i don't care how desperate you are-- you pick up a gun and start taking away other peoples' rights you, terrorizing them, you haven't earned much sympathy if you get killed. i'm sorry for the pain their loss causes, but i'm fine with gunmen in Brookland getting arrested, shot, or killed by the police. you turn on humanity like that, hurt and scare and murder people like that, you got it coming. props to the DCPD for not letting these guys get away. desperation is no excuse for pulling a gun on innocent people, especially in their home. it's a tragedy, but they earned their fate. there are plenty of people out there less well off than these kids who aren't breaking into homes with automatic weapons. the way things went with Mr. Patel this could have been a slaughter.

it's sick to rejoice in the deaths of these kids, but it's perfectly understandable for people in the community living in fear in their own homes to feel a little relief that this time the gunmen, and sorry to say to their friends but that's what they made of themselves, didn't get away this time. and if any of them were connected to murdering Mr. Patel I will drink the health of the cops that shot them. they've got to solve that one. and as sick as it is to rejoice in the death of the perps, it's just as sick to say that a person's hard situation justifies them taking up an automatic weapon against unarmed people. there is NO justifying that.

please do more reporting on this major story. interesting we've got thugs from MD robbing the District.

Posted by: mindwalkor | February 14, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PublicEnemy1
I have a funny feeling that they didn't come out shooting at the police. I mean really to come out shooting against trained killers sounds crazy to me. I hope I'm wrong.
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I have a funny feeling you are just a cop hater. Until you need them to save your butt of course. Then watch the love...

Posted by: BrRandall | February 14, 2011 7:27 PM | Report abuse

These kids have no right to do what they did. The fact that they entered into a dwelling with guns drawn justifies their death. They were threatening other people with lethal force. The law allows people - including cops -to protect themselves.

To the naive person who thinks they weren't going to hurt anyone, why did their guns have BULLETS??? If they just wanted to scare people, they could have used toy guns -- or no guns at all! They were armed and ready to kill.

Finally, to the person who posted the article about Cayo living with his dad and mom -- at least he had parents with homes for him to live!!! There are homeless people who are not going around invading people's homes. He was a baby. He didn't have much debt. He had free room and board. NOTHING can justify what he did.

Most poor people -- including most poor black men -- are not criminals. They certainly are not people who use guns to invade the homes of innocent people. I am sorry, but the excuses on this Board are ignorant. I am sorry for what happened to your friends/family -- but you should use this moment to educate others not to act violently. You should condemn what your friends/family did, even as you mourn their deaths.

They traded their humanity to rob college students. Some of those students could have been poor too! When I was in college, I had no money at all. If someone had stolen my computer, I would not have been able to complete my assignments. I am black and male and I grew up in a poor family. I don't deserve people pointing a gun at me - neither did the CUA students. Stop defending IGNORANT, THUGGISH BEHAVIOR.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 14, 2011 8:14 PM | Report abuse

@ptpromo - They were hoodrats, plain and simple!

Posted by: PZ007 | February 14, 2011 8:27 PM | Report abuse

If the CUA students were exercising their 2nd Amendment rights, maybe the 3rd perp would also be dead and word would get out about not messing with homes in Brookland. I don't have sympathy for people who engage in armed robbery no matter what their age - especially since I don't think these "kids" would give two cents about harming others. Look at that "kid" who murdered that professor at U of Maryland?

Posted by: lipschitzantwon | February 14, 2011 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Lipschitzantwon: you're right. if the students tried to defend themselves, they would have killed them. these people have no respect for human life.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 14, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Are you people serious?? These young men are peoples children, brothers and grandchildren. U all should be ashamed of these comments, if a person commits a crime they should be punished true indeed but celebrating death is a sad sight to witness. Jail is the appropriate sentencing and I wonder how u all would feel if they were one of your family members or a close misguided friend. These men were to young to have their lives taken they had not even reached the point in life of great understanding. I pray for all u heartless individuals that are rejoing about death may the Lord show mercy on you all's souls. R.I.P akeem cayo a misguided soul gone to soon

Posted by: honesty101 | February 14, 2011 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Honesty101 -- the LAW allows for the use of lethal force to protect yourself and others from lethal force. These people had automatic rifles pointed at other human beings. According to the article, they used those guns to shoot at other people. Thus, using violence against them was justified. If they came out and fell to the ground with their hands to the side, then the cops would be wrong for shooting them. But according to the article, they shot at the cops. If they shot at you, would you feel sympathetic? probably not.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 14, 2011 10:06 PM | Report abuse

As a CUA student, and with friends that live down the street from this house in a similar circumstance, it just reinforces what I have told them on multiple occasions. Much as though DC may not be friendly to giving guns to those people desiring them legally, they should at least have some weapon in the house. For example, since most of the DC board has never left the city, and if they have probably just went to another city, they are unaware of things such as crossbows, and therefore are disinclined to legislate on those items. Since a crossbow is similar to a knife, I have on multiple occasions recommended they get one. Maybe now they will heed my warning.

I on the other hand live in Virginia where self-protection is legal, and crime is.... relatively non-existent. I still do worry about the drive to and from school, and naturally protect myself through other legal means in D.C.

Maybe all this was sort itself out over time, you take away the guns from the good people, and this is what happens. Luckily the police were able to respond in time, otherwise this could have been another Virginia tech incident. My question is, would the leftists still blame gun control? As for some reason I doubt these home invaders legally owned those firearms.

Posted by: coold8 | February 14, 2011 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Aww... That's too bad. Sniff.

Time to print the memorial t-shirts.

What a tragic end to a budding criminal career.
Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 14, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

TaxiDriver, please be quiet. Your a taxi driver. Keep driving your taxi. How can you have no sympathy? I know one of these kids very well and he is a good person. He was just hanging around the wrong people. I'm not saying that what was done was okay and not a terrible thing but do you have a soul? Two of these kids just lost their lives. Keep driving your taxi

Posted by: alex17543 | February 14, 2011 10:49 PM | Report abuse

uncoold8, bringing up gun control and leftists into the conversation, out of nowhere. i think we have enough of a conversation on our hands without political ax grinding and rehashing major policy issues that can be argued a million ways.

i agree with Honesty101 that rejoicing in death is the sign of a sick soul, and it comes too easily in hard times. and yet these kids were grandsons, brothers, friends, etc. yes, but the fact remains they terrorized unarmed kids with automatic weapons in their home. it's not ok to be understanding and forgiving of such behavior. they let themselves and their families down and paid a price you can expect to pay when playing with guns. it's a miracle no one else was hurt.

it was young men with guns who murdered Mr. Patel. they may well have had no intention of killing anyone, and just got scared and killed him when he came out of the back not knowing what was going on. but that's what happens when people play with guns thinking there's a shortcut to life without consequences. that's why crossing that line to terrorizing and robbing innocent people with guns can't be sympathized with in any way, even by grandmothers, sisters, and friends of troubled souls. you can feel sorry for the boys who were lost in bad circumstances, with bad decisions, but they were their decisions. and it was very lucky that more people weren't killed, accidentally or on purpose. cuz once a scared kid or hopeless young adult picks up a gun and thinks there's an easy harmless way to improve their situation, where no one is going to get hurt, someone is going to get killed. no one should be making excuses for that sort of behavior.

it's fair and human for those that knew them to grieve. but in grieving don't make any excuses for what they did, cuz there are none. and bringing the Lord into it doesn't show them in any better light-- they took machine guns to 8 CATHOLIC students, so they were pretty much preying on young, unarmed, and among the mostly likely to be Christian kids in the city. and then shot at cops.

a friend of mine was robbed by a kid with a gun in Brookland recently. he's moving away now. i'm glad he wasn't murdered in a moment of panic or hate. i'm sorry that kid felt he had to do that, and sorry he's suffered in all the ways that led him to that moment. but if the cops arrest, shoot, or kill him, i'm OK with that. kids with guns wind up killing innocent people, and can't be tolerated. if they pick up a gun to terrorize their follow human beings for a quick buck, and get killed, so be it. one less danger on the street.

i'm sad to say it, but i'm resting easier knowing these three kids are out of the picture, two of them permanently. if the kid who robbed my friend and those who killed Mr. Patel were added to the list, I'd rest easier still. that's not to rejoice in death, but i'd rather see another dead kid with a gun as sad as that is then more dead innocents in Brookland.

Posted by: mindwalkor | February 14, 2011 11:59 PM | Report abuse

ps- i'm sorry some of you all lost a friend, for real, and i respect that loss. but it's hard to say that someone who went out terrorizing a house with 8 unarmed kids in it with a machine gun before initiating a shoot out with the cops is a good person. there's just nothing good about that. you can be a nice friend or family member, but if that kind of behavior is in you, you are not a good person. sorry.

i'm not happy to see anyone killed, but i'm not happy to see senseless gun violence terrorizing the streets, businesses, and homes of Brookland either. if these guys didn't take up guns, they wouldn't be dead. it's that behavior that's got to be opposed, cuz it's that behavior that got them killed.

as for TaxiDriver, that's either one sick puppy or a parody-- taxidriver is a famous movie with DeNiro playing a wierdo who goes nuts and kills people.

Posted by: mindwalkor | February 15, 2011 12:16 AM | Report abuse

BigDaddy651 wrote: Just a general question...isn't basically every home burglary technically a home invasion?
That being said, its good that the bad guys didn't get away. But its tough to celebrate 2 people killed who were 19 and 21 years old.
Obviously, if they were willing to fire on law enforcement these were exactly upstanding citizens. But awfully young to be dead.

Answer: A Burglary is considered a Home Invasion only when the dwelling is occupied. There are 2 classifications of Burglaries in DC, Burglary I and Burglary II, Burglary I being the one where the dwelling is occupied.

Posted by: Chazo | February 15, 2011 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 14, 2011 4:57 PM |

I have a funny feeling that they didn't come out shooting at the police. I mean really to come out shooting against trained killers sounds crazy to me. I hope I'm wrong.

You never miss a beat at trying to doubt or bash Police work do you PublicEnemy? Trained killers? More like trained to protect themselves and others. Cops are not out there to kill. Get a life and grow up. I'm sick and tired of you coming on here bashing the Police every time they make the news.

Posted by: Chazo | February 15, 2011 1:22 AM | Report abuse

But Mindwalkor, it is not coming from nowhere. It has everything to do with it. I know as well as you do that "kids" (who are legally considered adults with one even being 21), that have guns are not guaranteed to commit a crime. As a "kid" with a gun, I have never considered committing a crime or anything of the sort. I as a "kid" are a law-abiding citizen.... with a law-abiding gun. I have never brought it where it is unlawful, and purchased it lawfully. The reason why I have it is not to protect my safety (I live in an apartment building similar to fort knox w/ 24 hours security plus a policeman sits outside half the time and does speed enforcement), but for my right to have it, and as a last line of defense from things like this happening. I express no sympathy except for the true victims, the people living in the house, that they had to spend however many minutes, helpless and terrified while these home invaders (that is the technical term per discussion correct?), rummaged through their house, and turned the front of their humble abode into the wild wild west.
I do not feel bad for their families, as their parents are ultimately responsible for the upbringing of their children. When they do finally reach adulthood, they should be trained enough to know the difference between right and wrong, no matter what class, religion, or other contributing factors.
The problem I see with society today is putting the blame elsewhere, when the blame lies solely with those committing the crime. We try to explain away factors, they were poor, he was crazy (Arizona, VT), when really were not addressing the real issue. Anyone can get their hands on a gun and do something horrible, whether the government prohibits or not (case in point Mexico), or even better, when the government are the only ones with guns, and end up systematically slaughtering a group of people (the Nazis, the Soviets, etc.). If every citizen had a gun, then real victim gun violence like this would never happen. For example, would you walk into a fight with a UFC fighter and try to win? No. All your doing is leveling the playing field, so those that are law-abiding can control the ones who are not, whatever their excuses are. You take away all the guns, you take away your freedom and leave it in the hands of the government. You give every law-abiding citizen a gun, and the law abiding citizens will sort out even the most daring of law-breaking citizens.
A mass change in public policy would never allow situations like the one above to happen, no matter when, where, or how.

Posted by: coold8 | February 15, 2011 2:28 AM | Report abuse

wow...are YOU people kidding?
I understand these young, ignorant, misinformed youngsters are friends and family to many...but to even fathom defending the irresponsible, evil, and dilusioned actions that these dregs committed makes you equally idiotic.
I have had friends die/be punished for doing something wrong. You CANNOT defend them. Grievance is expected - but you should attempt to show maturity and condemn actions like these and the people that put the ideas in their minds. Do them a favor and go in a different direction than they chose to - preach the opposite. Vow to not let one mind go uninformed of the severe danger and stupidity that goes along with guns and crime in general....
"I knew this kid and all I saw was a genuine guy trying to find a way." -- Good thing you took 10 minutes out of your schedule to steer him the "RIGHT" way. Don't insult and question people's (mainly DC and BROOKLAND resident/frequenters) morality because they are relieved that the myriad of robberies that happen in Brookland DAILY. When is this going to stop? When will people stop compromising others' safety/livlihood because THEY have a tougher road? Where there are robbers/criminals, there will be people that hate them and long for serenity in an overall aesthetically beautiful neighborhood. When people have to worry about when they get home regarding a simple walk from the car to the door - there is a serious problem. Unfortunately, NOBODY cares what good kids these were. They chose to be remembered as scum. This is not to say that they spent everyday of their lives as such...but they chose an endevour that, if anything, YOU PEOPLE should be responsible for...informing them that (the ELEMENRARY CONCEPT of:) taking things that do not belong to you is wrong, carrying War Weapons before you've visited your local Military Recruiting office (and been deployed to IRAQ) is not only wrong but stupid. There are not words to describe how dumb and wrong Firing those weapons is...unless you're defending your family or your country. (did any of you ever tell them about the military as a career option as opposed to "being tired of" moving companies etc? Who ISN'T TIRED OF THEIR JOB???? Let's see his High School Transcript - was he thinking about how a career/better life was possible through SCHOOL??!!!)
And not to mention (nor be demo/geographically bias)...but these kids are from *freaking* GAITHERSBURG. Nice, quiet neighborhoods, VERY nice MoCo Schools, very nice people...Gaithersburg is NOT a melting pot for robbing, machine gun toting "Models" (may explain why they didn't know how to use the guns, lol)

On the other hand...What most of you don't and never will know is that these kids came there for a REASON that runs way deeper than any drugs, or "beef". They came to terrorize and prove a point. The kids that live in the Irving house are good, trustworthy, moral, and outgoing kids.

They will all be moving.
Thank you DCPD/MPD. Thank you. Thank you........

Posted by: AmazedAtIdiocrity | February 15, 2011 11:56 AM | Report abuse

So, the suspects tied up, beat, and kicked the people who happened to be in the house.

It unfortunate that the 3rd suspect wasn't killed, but its good that two of the scumbags aren't walking around on the earth anymore.

The perfect ending would've to had all 3 perps dead, hopefully the other 2 robbers got shot in the face so the family has to have a closed-casket funeral.

Posted by: kenk33 | February 15, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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I pray for all u heartless individuals that are rejoing about death may the Lord show mercy on you all's souls. R.I.P akeem cayo a misguided soul gone to soon

Posted by: honesty101 | February 14, 2011 9:50 PM
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Honesty, I hope you're not TEACHING this entry level course on your "Alias"....because you're the part of the population that makes excuses and settles for non-ideal outcomes, bad news, unfortunate situations...and revels in empathy because a situation was less-than-ideal.
A quote to summarize the modern, median human being: "If it's difficult, don't do it." You're an ENABLER.
When the first wheel rolled down the hill wobbling and falling over...the cavemen didn't think "oh darn, I guess it's not possible after all" They said F-that, we're gonna figure this crud out. Thomas Edison's first light bulb experiment didn't illuminate the city.


We are not heartless; praising death.....We are praising SAFETY. We are praising the fact that the people you probably perceived as great, young, bubbly kids with good futures (yet literally and figuratively wore cloaks and did otherwise) are no longer parking in Brookland with their cars/lights off creeping/preying on pedestrians and residents as they walk home/to the metro or exit their vehicles.

"R.I.P akeem cayo a misguided soul gone to soon"..........Good thing you personally took the time to "Guide" this soul in the right direction just like you personally took the time to scrutinize people for being happy Evil has left the streets. The kid may have been an angel for 23 hours out of every day...but that doesn't make him impervious to repercussion.

How about the THOUSANDS of brooklanders that can LITERALLY "REST" and sleep in peace knowing that Evil isn't on I-270 making its way toward Brookland tonight. We have enough evil that already sleeps in Brookland.

Citizens - do not refrain from rejoicing and speaking your mind (as the LAW ALLOWS YOU TO - funny how that concept works) that we have less to worry about as 9-5'ers that have to be up a few hours after your beloveds are done rummaging through neighborhood vehicles.

Posted by: AmazedAtIdiocrity | February 15, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

as more details emerge, the premeditated brutality of the perpetrators is ever more clear. as ironic as it sounds, the police definitely saved lives by killing them.

it's also worth pointing out that the perps targeted the house because they allegedly bought marijuana there. whoever was dealing out of that house put all of those students' lives at risk.

Posted by: mindwalkor | February 15, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Mindwalkor -- you say that someone in the house sold drugs. I figured that there was probably a reason to target a house with so many people inside. One of the things I imagined was a drug connection. Most burglars do not attempt their crimes with people in the house.

To the idiots trying to defend the burglars: Shame on you. If your "friends" asked you whether they should conduct an armed home invasion to make money -- how would you answer the question? If you would say yes, then you are a bigger fool than the dead kids.

Finally, if the kids bought pot at the house, then it is definitely hard for me to sympathize with their economic situation. Leave pot alone and look for a job. Being high does not inspire people to work.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 15, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

the updated article says one of the perps had gone to a party there on once occasion, and on another had bought pot from the "weed guy."

the article also details how the perps tied up and beat and kicked the students, threatening to kill them all.

the fact that the perps knew some of the students through drug trade should be somewhat a relief to area residents worried if they could be next. but until gunmen on the streets of Brookland are a thing of the past, residents would likely rather see dead gunmen than any of their victims. this isn't moral rocket science.

Posted by: mindwalkor | February 15, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

They'd probably still be alive if pot were legal.

Posted by: gfink21 | February 15, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I am in no way defending what the boys did, what i will say is that we should have a little more respect for the family members of the gunmen. They may come across these comments and even though Akeem AND Davon were 100% wrong in what they did, they are still someones family and the things that are being said are extremely hurtful. People are grieving over these two individuals. Come on now really? You hope they got shot in the face so they have a closed casket? That is just wrong. They commited a crime, not there family memebers. To the people who talk about a human life with such disregard comes to show your no better than them and your probably capable of killing someone yourself.

Posted by: cheekz2005 | February 15, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

well said, cheekz.

hoping they got shot in the face so they have a closed casket is a little much...and one thing....

while not exactly being upset at the end result is another........

noone deserves to see that written about a friend/family member............but who deserves to have their house ambushed on a Sunday Evening?


This whole situation is a catch 22.

the boys were wrong.

the cops were right.

the end result is sad, but warranted.

If you're defending these kids, your troubels are for more than what meets the eye...

with that being said, if you're wishing the families hardest day of their lives to date be even MORE grueling......the same goes for you.

Posted by: AmazedAtIdiocrity | February 15, 2011 5:39 PM | Report abuse

there's no point in opposing the inhumanity of the gunmen by showing no humanity towards them and their families. but if the idea is to be respectful towards people's emotions people have to realize that living in a city where kids with machine guns are terrorizing people, even in their homes, and people are getting traumatized and killed by kids like these, you gotta respect people feeling relieved when this time the only people getting killed were the perps. we recently had a really nice innocent man killed by kids just like these that got away with it. a grieving family has got to realize there are grieving families in Brookland too, and the community is ready to see some justice. we did this time, and sad as it is, it's better news than we've had in some time.

Posted by: mindwalkor | February 15, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Im not saying people dont have the right to be upset at what the boys did,and i understand that although the catholic students are all ok, that they are also grieving in a sence. My thing is that people should keep some of the comments they are making to there selves, it is unnecessary. What are you proving by writting such horrible things about someones death regardless of the circumstances? You are just proving how ignorant you are. There are other ways to express your relief that these criminals are off of the street without having to make the loved ones of these individuals feel worst. I am sure that the families of these boys feel terrible about what the boys did, they dont need to see all this extra excuse my languang Bull Shi* Grow up serioulsy

Posted by: cheekz2005 | February 15, 2011 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Im not saying people dont have the right to be upset at what the boys did,and i understand that although the catholic students are all ok, that they are also grieving in a sence. My thing is that people should keep some of the comments they are making to there selves, it is unnecessary. What are you proving by writting such horrible things about someones death regardless of the circumstances? You are just proving how ignorant you are. There are other ways to express your relief that these criminals are off of the street without having to make the loved ones of these individuals feel worst. I am sure that the families of these boys feel terrible about what the boys did, they dont need to see all this extra excuse my languang Bull Shi* Grow up serioulsy

Posted by: cheekz2005 | February 15, 2011 6:21 PM | Report abuse

I am really astonished by how people can have so little respect for the human life. Really some of these comments are outrageous and if this was a family member or friend of yours you would be offended.Im not saying that I agree with the crime but I do feel like disrespecting any human life is way overboard.... rip akeem cayo

Posted by: uniqaz2000 | February 15, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I am really astonished by how people can have so little respect for the human life. Really some of these comments are outrageous and if this was a family member or friend of yours you would be offended.Im not saying that I agree with the crime but I do feel like disrespecting any human life is way overboard.... rip akeem cayo

Posted by: uniqaz2000 | February 15, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I am really astonished by how people can have so little respect for the human life. Really some of these comments are outrageous and if this was a family member or friend of yours you would be offended.Im not saying that I agree with the crime but I do feel like disrespecting any human life is way overboard.... rip akeem cayo

Posted by: uniqaz2000 | February 15, 2011 7:10 PM | Report abuse

I am really astonished by how people can have so little respect for the human life. Really some of these comments are outrageous and if this was a family member or friend of yours you would be offended.Im not saying that I agree with the crime but I do feel like disrespecting any human life is way overboard.... rip akeem cayo

Posted by: uniqaz2000 | February 15, 2011 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I am really astonished by how people can have so little respect for the human life. Really some of these comments are outrageous and if this was a family member or friend of yours you would be offended.Im not saying that I agree with the crime but I do feel like disrespecting any human life is way overboard.... rip akeem cayo

Posted by: uniqaz2000 | February 15, 2011 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Uniqaz -- if you were a friend or family member of an innocent person murdered by thuggish gunmen, then you would be mad -- even if the gunman lost his life in the process. I have not celebrated the death of these young men. Some people on here have done that, but most have not. I find it disturbing that you are only focusing on the people who are saying the nastiest things. They are nasty all of the time.

You are using those few comments to defend these guys and their wicked behavior. Most of the people doing this are Cayo's friends. Apparently, he had a lot of friends, and many of the write as if they have some good sense. If you knew he was involved with violence, did you encourage him to stop? Or did you make excuses for him? If he used drugs, did you discourage this? I have heard none of his friend speak about the victims of crime in DC. Most of the victims of murders in DC are BLACK MEN. Don't they count too? Apparently, not. Only the murderers and attempted murderers.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 15, 2011 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, someone in the house was the campus drug dealer. This is important info - but it does not alter the wrongfulness of the murder. It also means that this was not a "random" crime.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 15, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I know the situation personally and they went to buy drugs at that house. These college kids aren't perfect just because they are in college, some of the assailants were in college too. I'm not saying the assailants didn't choose the consequences they received when they committed the crime. However, the tone of these comments seem to me that these are "innocent" victims just because they are Catholic students. But, since 2 of the assailants are dead, and 1 in jail, I think it is only right to shed some light on the whole story. They thought they were robbing drug dealers, which one or more of the students in that house were. Unfortunately, the other students in the house had to suffer because they probably had no clue what their roommates were up to.

This is in no way justifying a home invasion nor robbery, but I hope you don't think you are getting the entire story from the few words written above. The assailants chose their actions, so they also chose the consequences...but so did some of those that were in the house.

Posted by: Fredzerd | February 15, 2011 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I know the situation personally and they went to buy drugs at that house. These college kids aren't perfect just because they are in college, some of the assailants were in college too. I'm not saying the assailants didn't choose the consequences they received when they committed the crime. However, the tone of these comments seem to me that these are "innocent" victims just because they are Catholic students. But, since 2 of the assailants are dead, and 1 in jail, I think it is only right to shed some light on the whole story. They thought they were robbing drug dealers, which one or more of the students in that house were. Unfortunately, the other students in the house had to suffer because they probably had no clue what their roommates were up to.

This is in no way justifying a home invasion nor robbery, but I hope you don't think you are getting the entire story from the few words written above. The assailants chose their actions, so they also chose the consequences...but so did some of those that were in the house.

Posted by: Fredzerd | February 15, 2011 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I know the situation personally and they went to buy drugs at that house. These college kids aren't perfect just because they are in college, some of the assailants were in college too. I'm not saying the assailants didn't choose the consequences they received when they committed the crime. However, the tone of these comments seem to me that these are "innocent" victims just because they are Catholic students. But, since 2 of the assailants are dead, and 1 in jail, I think it is only right to shed some light on the whole story. They thought they were robbing drug dealers, which one or more of the students in that house were. Unfortunately, the other students in the house had to suffer because they probably had no clue what their roommates were up to.

This is in no way justifying a home invasion nor robbery, but I hope you don't think you are getting the entire story from the few words written above. The assailants chose their actions, so they also chose the consequences...but so did some of those that were in the house.

Posted by: Fredzerd | February 15, 2011 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I know the situation personally and they went to buy drugs at that house. These college kids aren't perfect just because they are in college, some of the assailants were in college too. I'm not saying the assailants didn't choose the consequences they received when they committed the crime. However, the tone of these comments seem to me that these are "innocent" victims just because they are Catholic students. But, since 2 of the assailants are dead, and 1 in jail, I think it is only right to shed some light on the whole story. They thought they were robbing drug dealers, which one or more of the students in that house were. Unfortunately, the other students in the house had to suffer because they probably had no clue what their roommates were up to.

This is in no way justifying a home invasion nor robbery, but I hope you don't think you are getting the entire story from the few words written above. The assailants chose their actions, so they also chose the consequences...but so did some of those that were in the house.

Posted by: Fredzerd | February 15, 2011 8:13 PM | Report abuse

ummm. excuse me?

They went to "BUY" drugs at the house??? With Assault Rifles??? Until you imbeciles take the bandana off of your own eyes and smarten up...the world will continue to turn like Ozzy Osbourne with 2 left feet. You can't be serious about what you just said.

If you knew the situation personally you'd know that not ONE of those kids is "Ricky Ross" or a cocaine cowboy. There's not an iceburg's chance in hell that the perps would make out with more than a couple hundred bucks in "drug money." No matter WHAT college it's at. The kids came to terrorize, scare, hurt, and POSSIBLY make off with a couple joints. Think logically.

--If they wanted weed, and ESPECIALLY if they'd been there before more than once...they'd know they don't need f**king assault rifles at a college house of while kids. They could have come in with brass knuckles, a baseball bat as the extreme, and said "where's the weed."

--And I encourage your rebuttal to include "they used the guns as a scare tactic"...then they wouldn't have ended fired them....at men TRAINED at firing weapons.

NO ONE "buys" ANYTHING WITH A GUN! That's considered "taking". Is this forreal?

Posted by: AmazedAtIdiocrity | February 16, 2011 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Further...if they were in "college too" why the hell weren't they in their dorms/homes minding their business...like the victims were? They didn't have exams to worry about? Essays? an Outline? No readings for class?......no Modeling shoots??
Clearly they were "outlining" something...just not anything profound.

That only does more for the case that the gunmen were similar to the VT Shooter...Rashly Thinking or Clinically Insane (you pick)...comprising violent blueprints - robbery or otherwise - instead of studying or hitting the bar with some friends for a few drinks - which is what normal college kids do.

Akeem Cayo died firing an fully automatic firearm at Law Enforcement Officials in our Nation's Capital.....500 feet from the Largest Church in the Western Hemisphere....(no more than 3 miles from our Commander-in-Chief, the Leader of the Free World, the Beacon of CHANGE, Barack Obama).....at "THE" Catholic University of AMERICA.............What war were they preparing for? Even the Mayans don't have Armaggedon's ETA jotted down for another year and 9 months.

there IS NOT a CARTEL 3 miles from the White House. This isn't Scarface...and There jsn't a single "Corleone" on Irving Street.

Please stop creating elbow room for ignorance and evil.

There is no feasible excuse or exception. There is no "Oh, I see what you were doing there"

There is no "anything". 2 lives are gone. 8 lives are ajar and ruined. Even more friends and family members are left hurt and aloof. The Catholic University of America and Brookland will never be the same and this will forever be a scar.


There is no logical reason to perceive anything that happened Sunday as a "good idea." Whoever's idea it was...stop thinking.

Posted by: AmazedAtIdiocrity | February 16, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Uniqaz said:"I am really astonished by how people can have so little respect for the human life."

Yes -- your friend had very little respect for human life. He proved that when he invaded someone's home carrying an automatic rifle!

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 16, 2011 9:38 PM | Report abuse

@fredzerd ur absolutely right. Ive refrained from reading more than a few comments because the one that survived (stefon) is my little cousin. I moved away when he was young and knew nothing of his life as an adult. Im just going to say that he has suffered quiet a bit as a child and lost his mom at a really young age and lacked guidance. In no way is that an excuse,but its just rough. I'm sorry for all ivolved.

Posted by: MyVoiceMatters | February 18, 2011 12:13 AM | Report abuse

@fredzerd ur absolutely right. Ive refrained from reading more than a few comments because the one that survived (stefon) is my little cousin. I moved away when he was young and knew nothing of his life as an adult. Im just going to say that he has suffered quiet a bit as a child and lost his mom at a really young age and lacked guidance. In no way is that an excuse,but its just rough. I'm sorry for all ivolved.

Posted by: MyVoiceMatters | February 18, 2011 12:14 AM | Report abuse

@fredzerd ur absolutely right. Ive refrained from reading more than a few comments because the one that survived (stefon) is my little cousin. I moved away when he was young and knew nothing of his life as an adult. Im just going to say that he has suffered quiet a bit as a child and lost his mom at a really young age and lacked guidance. In no way is that an excuse,but its just rough. I'm sorry for all involved.

Posted by: MyVoiceMatters | February 18, 2011 12:25 AM | Report abuse

@fredzerd ur absolutely right. Ive refrained from reading more than a few comments because the one that survived (stefon) is my little cousin. I moved away when he was young and knew nothing of his life as an adult. Im just going to say that he has suffered quiet a bit as a child and lost his mom at a really young age and lacked guidance. In no way is that an excuse,but its just rough. I'm sorry for all involved.

Posted by: MyVoiceMatters | February 18, 2011 12:26 AM | Report abuse

First off, what I want to say to all those that are praising the deaths of these young guys and calling them such names as "animals", "monsters", etc... I have been reading all of the posts pertaining to this case, and it is heartbreaking to know that people can make such comments about a person's death. One of those dead, the younger one, Dayvonne, was my family member,..the only child of my cousin. Yes, his involvement in this home invasion, (If factual) was wrong, and no one in the family condones any act of crime. HE DOES NOT COME FROM THAT KIND OF FAMILY NOR WAS HE RAISED THAT WAY... If he was in fact involved as the articles state, then, our faith in the US criminal justice system would have led to a justifiable prison sentence., but death... ??? It should not have come to that. Whether the person was doing wrong, the outcome of death should not be praised in the way that it is being done. Have respect for the dead..and if that is difficult for you all to do, remember that that is someone's child,... and it could have easily have been any one of your children acting under the influence of peer pressure..and would you all want your family member's death to be so publicly disrespected in the way that you all are doing now??... Please respect his mother, and allow the family to grieve without all of this public humiliation and disgrace...you never know when you will be put in this situation... no one is perfect and no one's family member is exempt from any behavior regardless of their economic status or upbringing..even the "lilly white" rich kids are committing crimes these days.... you never know, the grief we are experiencing right now could easrily be any one else's... stop being disrespectful...let the dead rest in peace and let the one caught pay for his actions...through the criminal justice system... to the cops that killed these two men... only you know what you feel inside and i know that you are not proud...right or wrong..those were human lives...someone's children...a mother has to now bury her ONLY CHILD...DOES THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY...

Posted by: deesmith69 | February 20, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

This is DISGUSTING!
So much ignorance I am repulsed. Just remember that you CAN NOT believe EVERYTHING that you read. Its no coincidence that Theola Labbé-DeBose and Allison Klein FORGOT to mention that one of the suspect WAS NOT ARMED (as stated in the official police report). Police are supposed to shoot to IMMOBILIZE when a suspect is UNARMRED. In this case they shot to KILL. I bet it had a lot to do with his skin color. Also, the "Catholic white VICTIMS" aren't so INNOCENT as they are being portrayed. This is totally NOT the full story and I am repulsed that you MORONS are praising a life lost. Just as the previous poster stated...THIS IS SOMEONE'S CHILD! It can happen to any one of your children. You think your children are 100% perfect? Well, do you know what they are doing right this second?? I didn't think so! RIP to the young men shot and the cops that MURDERED the UNARMED one......YOU WILL GET WHATS COMING TO YOU!!!!!

Posted by: karizma829 | February 21, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

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