Burglary Victim Tries to Protect His Family, Accidentally Shoots Officers, Now Facing 20 Years (Watch)

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*Question: What are the chances that a young BLACK man would hear police officers identifying themselves and decide to aim and shoot anyway? 

I’ll go first.

Unless it is a set up for suicide, chances are highly unlikely. Yet one young man from Detroit is now facing a possible 20 year sentence for shooting two police officers who his family says never identified themselves as such.

Here’s how things reportedly went down according to Black Time Travel.

The young man, Juwan Plummer, 19, and his family have been continually burglarized. On the evening of April 16, the teen heard and saw commotion through the windows of his family home and, assuming it was burglars, fired shots through the curtains. His shots hit two officers — one in the arm with shrapnel; and another in the face.

Thankfully, the officers survived and have been released from the hospital. 

But things don’t look so good for Juwan.

The teens father says Juwan never realized there were police outside of the home because the family had called police four times over a period of two days to report burglary attempts at their home.

On the night of April 16, around 11:45 p.m. it was learned that a call regarding another home in the neighborhood brought police to the area.

Phone records indicate that a 911 call was placed from the Plummers home moments before the teen fired any shots.

Vincent Redd, Juwan’s father, told the media his son never heard anyone identify themselves as police.

“He never heard anyone announce themselves. He just saw flashlights down by the window and heard a noise approaching the porch.”

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It was only after Juwan saw flashlights approaching, that he got the family gun and shot.

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8 thoughts on “Burglary Victim Tries to Protect His Family, Accidentally Shoots Officers, Now Facing 20 Years (Watch)”

  1. Wow! Apparently, if a call came from inside the home, “the burgularers” are not calling the cops. Police should of totally identified themselves. Detroit is a big METRO city, so anything is liable to happen. If they received a call, apparently it wasn’t from that home, but another home. I know they probably took it upon themselves to come to that home, with the recent troubles that previously occurred.

    No doubt, our resourceful officers should of MOST DEFINITELY identified themselves FIRST. It is very unfortunate this incident happened, but thank God they are recovering.

  2. Wow! Apparently, if a call came from inside the home, “the burgulars” are not calling the cops. Police should of totally identified themselves. Detroit is a big METRO city, so anything is liable to happen. If they received a call, apparently it wasn’t from that home, but another home. I know they probably took it upon themselves to come to that home, with the recent troubles that previously occurred.

    No doubt, our resourceful officers should of MOST DEFINITELY identified themselves FIRST. It is very unfortunate this incident happened, but thank God they are recovering.

  3. it not that boy fault that he shot the 2 police officers;what the police should have done was identify themselves first before somebody home and the boy had every right to defend his family and his self from bad people, and I do believe he didn’t mean to shoot them and I do believe he is innocent and shouldn’t be charge and in my eyes and everyone else eyes I yes I do believe him and his father about it accidentally. i am on that boy side and he did no wrong.police or no police no one shouldn’t go to or go to a resident and shine a lights in a occupy home or units. and yes if you ask me that boy is innocent. plus please no charges.

  4. This was an accident. Plain and simple. Anyone would have done the same thing. The possibility of charges being filed should have been eliminated the minute the facts were presented. The police officers themselves should be defending this young man.

  5. @Gloria Wilson @Brenda Spence @Linda K Jackson, HUGE THANK YOU for weighing in. I will forward your comments. Thank you again.

  6. First and foremost police officers are to identify themselves when entering any situations. The young man was protecting his family. This was an accident. The young man was doing what needed to be done. When the facts were presented chargers should have been dropped. This young man is innocent, he was protecting his family from harm. Relieved the officers were able to be released from the hospital. This incident should open the eyes of Mayor and Police Chief that they must address this serious problem. God is with you, Keep your FAITH!!!!!!

  7. Gloria, they said in the article that the call came from inside that house. They do have emergency systems that automatically show where emergency calls come from just in case there is a disconnect. If you know you’ve called 911 you don’t shoot a gun though a window. The police turn off their sirens and lights when they are responding to some calls so as to not have a suspect know they are coming or there, so they don’t run and they can catch them. If you plan on shooting an intruder at least wait till they are actually trying to break in, not just shinning a flashlight through a window, then you’ll know it’s actual burglars. Give the officers that ‘you’ve called’ a chance to look around outside your house before you start shooting. I don’t think the kid should be charged with attempted murder but he needs to face some charge or charges. Unlawful discharge of a firearm & aggravated assault with a firearm, maybe, since it doesn’t seem intentional. He needs to think logically about his actions before responding with them and needs to learn from his stupidity. He needs some consequences for actions so he can learn to not just pick up a gun and fire it without thinking of what the outcome could be, even if it were actually the burglars. If you do not know critical thinking then you need not to be around guns, ever! Brenda you’re just illiterate. You seem to also have no thinking! Linda, the officers are not going to defend him when they claim they ‘did’ identify themselves.

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