With a nod to the old News of the Weird:
Roosevelt Rappley, 23, died Wednesday evening after allegedly drawing his gun inside a Dollar General and demanding money from employees, WHIO reported. …
In an interview with WHIO, two of Rappley’s relatives spoke out against what they characterize as an unjust killing.
“[You shouldn’t have] took matters in your own hands and brought a gun to work for safety,” Rappley’s sister, Rashell, told the local outlet.
While conceding their younger brother – the second of their ten siblings to be killed by gunfire – shouldn’t have tried to rob the store, Rappley’s relatives say the punishment didn’t fit the crime.
“At the end of the day, that’s not right,” Rashell said.
“He’s got some responsibility, but not all,” she told WHIO in reference to how much blame her brother bears for his own death.
“Yes, he’s robbing y’all. Oh well. Call the police. That’s what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to take matters into your own hands,” Rashell added. “If that’s the case, I’ll take matters into my own hands.”