Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wannabe vigilante gets balls blown off

Look, I don't support kids being abused. But if you think your kid is being abused, then go to the police with it. Don't try to play vigilante, because you run the risk of something like this.

Man has heart attack after being shot in groin
Niece's boyfriend, 2nd suspect arrested

Updated: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013, 3:34 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A West Haven man is in critical condition after being shot in the groin while confronting a man who allegedly assaulted his niece, police said.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Monday, on Peck Street.

Police said 52-year-old Mickey Tillery, of West Haven, was shot in the groin after he confronted the man about a domestic dispute with his niece.

According to police, the victim of the domestic dispute had called her mother, telling her she'd been assaulted by her boyfriend, 30-year-old Jermaine Reddick.

The victim's mother and her uncle, Tillery, then drove there from West Haven. Reddick ended up shooting Tillery before fleeing with a friend in a grey Ford Escort station wagon.

The vehicle was spotted and stopped at Church and Chapel streets. Reddick, who was the passenger, was taken into custody. His gun, a 9mm Springfield Armory XD pistol was in his possession and retrieved, police said.

Reddick was wanted for a parole violation and was being sought by State Police.

Tillery was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he suffered a heart attack. He remains in critical, but stable condition.

Reddick was charged with first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle, third-degree domestic assault, risk of injury to a minor, and criminal use of a firearm.

His accomplice, 21-year-old Akeem Whitely, of Cedar Hill Avenue, in New Haven, was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, hindering prosecution, and weapon in a motor vehicle.

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