Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick’s Korner store in Reading

Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick’s Korner store in Reading

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READING, Pa. – Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday.

“It’s not fair,” said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick’s Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday.

The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed.

“[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for,” said Medina. “He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free.” SOURCE

I understand the grief of the mother but damn, is she stupid? William had no right to lose his life? No RIGHT? Seriously? If your sweet little William was involved in an ARMED robbery and in the commission of that robbery William pulled a gun on an armed citizen, poor little William had NO rights to anything, well, except maybe a decent funeral.

It’s funny how News stories can differ from station to station. According to this source the armed citizen killed 2 ARMED robbers.

A man is being hailed a hero after police say he shot and killed two armed suspects after a robbery at a Berks County convenience store. SOURCE

The original story DID report that William Medina and Robert De Carr were indeed *robbers*, but there is a BIG difference between being a *robber* and being an ARMED robber.

“How about if people just start running around here, policing the city on their own? How much worse is it going to get?” said Peter Ratel, Medina’s cousin.

How about if YOU and your family *police* these guys and teach them right from wrong and teach them that pulling ARMED robbery is not really a good idea? Too much for you to comprehend Peter?

The family members said they are hurt by comments suggesting the alleged robbers were “thugs.”

You’re right on this part family members, they shouldn’t be called *thugs*, they should actually be referred to as DEAD thugs now.

According to Medina, William was “no big hard criminal” and was rather a family-man who loved his young daughter.

It really doesn’t matter how much he loved his young daughter and was, supposedly, a *family man*. Do ALL *family men* that love their daughters engage in criminal acts such as ARMED robbery? I don’t think so, at least not in MY world.

Robert De Carr was described similarly by his sister, Taylor De Carr.

“My brother was a good kid,” she told 69 News.

Good kids don’t take part in ARMED robbery. Your brother was nothing more than a punk-assed thug that thought he was some big-time gangster with a gun. He paid the price and regardless of what YOU think Taylor, he’d dead and gone and the world is a better place because of his demise.

For those not familiar with these kind of things; any time an armed citizen or a Police Officer does us the good service of removing some *wannabe* bad-ass from this earth we always hear the same cries from the very people that raised said *wannabe* bad-ass.

He was a good boy. He didn’t mean any harm. He fell in with the wrong people. He was just having as BAD day. He really loved his Mommy. Pick one, pick several, all are applicable.

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25 Responses to Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick’s Korner store in Reading

  1. Alan Caruba says:

    Shades of Trayvon Martin…another good boy who turned out to be into drugs, suspended from school, and who attacked George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain…in a nieghborhood that need such volunteers.

  2. PatriotUSA says:

    Far as I am concerned, now these two POS wannbe thugs are now good thugs because they are DEAD. They committed a crime and paid the highest price possible, they are DEAD and the country is better off without them. We have eliminated two career criminals, them spending time in prison (if they did not walk due to an idiot liberal, commie, touchy feely feel good judge) on our dime or money wasted on ‘fixing’ these two bit now DEAD thugs.

    I see this as a win all the way around.

    While I feel sad for the families this is not an example of what good kids do.

  3. Bunkerville says:

    Strange times we live in. Where and when I grew up, if an officer said stop, it meant just that. To even think of running was absurd. It meant a bullet would be flying my way, no questions asked. End of discussion.

  4. BobF says:

    Here’s what a friend of one of the dead thugs has to say about it.

    “I don’t wish death on someone I grew up with my whole life but it happens,” said a friend of one of the suspects. “But they should have thought about this before going.”

    This friend has a much better grip on reality than the family members.

  5. Hgpsurf says:

    The attitude of the families after the shooting say it all. Those 2 criminals were brought up to be exactly what they turned out to be. If values are not taught by the parents most kids turn out rotten.

  6. cary says:

    I’m pretty sure justice has already been served.

  7. Connecticut 389 says:

    24 yo, 18 yo rob the store, a 21 year old was in the get away car has been charged now with everything including 2nd degree murder in his Buddies deaths…. the SHooter Lives in an apartment above the store had witnessed the robbery from e outside the store before going in… he confronted the robbers near the street (close to the car) Both robbers drew gins on him… so he shot em both in the chest , One went down like a sack of shit and the other made 20 steps out into the street…FAMILY says these guys were Model citizens, I searched BOTH and the 18 year olds’ facebook wall is a Large Bud of weed ON a few 10o dollar bills the other had a breast cancer ribbon which recently replaced his Blood’s Red Bandana… I’ve got freinds who live near and also with Law enforcement backrounds all three got what the deserve………

  8. Connecticut 389 says:

    I neglected to mention A similar store I frequent was recently also robbed ALSO by a young Man from the area…3 am he walks in walks up and demands all the cash, as the cashier was doing it The State Police officer who was in the shithouse popped out Drawn and suggested the kid drop his weapon the kid turned the gun in the SP officers direction and the cop shot him 1 time in the chest the kid was nearly blown out the door and fell dead at the ICE machine just outside the door …. apparently his father said he was “troubled”…. troubles are over oh well……. what sorta dumbass doesnt recognize a STATE POLICE cruiser … hahaha MORON

  9. Abigail says:

    ” men, both armed with guns and wearing masks, had just left the store with stolen cigarettes and lottery tickets when they were confronted by the “concerned citizen,” telling both suspects that he was going to call police and advising them to stay where they were, said Berks County District Attorney John Adams.
    A brief scuffle ensued, during which the suspects pulled out their guns, Adams said. The citizen then pulled out his gun, for which he had a license to carry, and shot both suspects, said Adams, who personally reviewed surveillance video of the scene.”

    Life is about choices, isn’t it. They had a choice: rob or not, run or not, pull their guns or not. They made the wrong choices. They paid. End of story. And they weren’t even stealing food, no, it was, cigarettes and lottery tickets. The ones I feel sorry for are not their families, truly. It is the shopkeeper who was traumatized by being robbed a gunpoint and above all, it is the private citizen who now faces the possibility that he will be attacked by the press and portrayed as something despicable all because he did the right thing.
    Perhaps if citizens did start ‘policing’ the streets, maybe they would be safer.
    After all:
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

  10. mrchuck says:

    Any police agency would call this a “good shoot”.
    This will certainly be a “deterrent” to others who may have a robbery in mind.
    I will look forward to seeing this incident in NRA’s next issue in the “Armed Citizen” page.

  11. Three words, succinct: “good fucking riddance.”

    “Life is tough; it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

    Darwin again at work, thinning the herd.

    BZ

  12. TexasFred says:

    I would like to extend my thanks to the Maryland Shooters Forum for linking and reading this story… I wanted to say thank you on your forum but I haven’t received an activation email, so, let this suffice,. and again, thank you!

  13. Mark Smith says:

    Robbers (aka thugs) from this point on will have to be interviewed before being shot and must meet all requirements before being terminated.

    • TexasFred says:

      I can see it now, a LIST that all CHL holders must carry…

      1. Are you a criminal?
      2. Are you, in your opinion, in commission of a crime?
      3. Is it a violent crime?
      4. Are you armed?
      5. Is your Mother and other family members aware of your intentions?
      6. Is your family aware that you are about to be shot dead?

      Yeah, that oughta cover it… :twisted:

  14. Max Ende says:

    When I was a kid I lived in Ft. Myers, FL. I used to mow my grandmother’s yard. If I came across a Rattle Snake (which was often) I made it my business to kill it even if it was running away from me. Why? Because I did not want that dangerous animal to harm my grand mother or my siblings. It does not matter if the thugs were leaving the store. They were a danger to everyone in the community they lived in (except of course Mama). If I was the victim or near a victim of an armed robbery, if I had the chance I’d make sure the robber would not get away to do it again. These people who weep and wail over their miscreant offspring when they die committing acts of aggression make me scratch my head. I guess law abiding citizens should just take it? No, bring and use gun to a robbery to steal property, be prepared to die.

  15. Will says:

    Justice was served…

  16. NativeSon says:

    I have the RIGHT to smile while I read this story and the subsequent comments…

    AND, I DID!!! (That is the correct usage of the word “Right” momma :)

  17. LD Jackson says:

    Here we go again. A couple of thugs commit a crime and are stopped. All of a sudden, they are considered to be “good guys” and the private citizen that put a stop to their “goodness” is described as taking the law into their own hands.

    There is something inherently wrong with this picture.

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