Lucky Cigars and Smokes employee Raad Sunna, 24, was booked on a murder charge at the Clark County Detention Center about 7 p.m. Monday and is being held without bail. But for Martin Patti, the father of slain Fabriccio Patti, 13, no celebration came with the arrest announcement.
The Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday morning that officers initially believed Sunna acted reasonably in self-defense. Metro homicide Lt. Dan McGrath added that Sunna was one of the first people who called 911 and was “hysterical” after the shooting....
Fabriccio, an eighth-grader at Lawrence Junior High School, was shot multiple times after he and two friends ran into the 8665 W. Flamingo Road store about 5:20 p.m. wearing masks.
Soon after the shooting, a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on charges of attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary. The teens were taken into custody at a nearby Jack in the Box and told police they had intended to rob the smoke shop.
“This is what’s called a reasonable person standard. Was it reasonable to believe that night that Raad Sunna was in fear?” McGrath said. “We believed that night that that was possible, and he was not arrested.” http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/father-13-year-old-boy-killed-smoke-shop-shooting-forgives-clerk-facing-murder
The cops were wrong when they charged the clerk with murder. The thug kids admitted they wanted to commit a robbery and burglary.
The clerk must have felt threatened and that is why he shot at the kids. Kids came running into the store with masks on...how did he not feel threatened?
If a cops was in the same position, they would not be charged in the same situation, if forced to go to trial.
The person who should be charged in this case, besides the surviving thugs, is the father of the kid who got killed. Child neglect or child abuse can be the start of the charges. Maybe a murder charge?
But the District Attorney and the cops screwed up with they charged the clerk with murder.