The robbery victim, a 38-year-old Gary man, had just pulled into the parking lot of McTavern's at 7443 Indianapolis Blvd. around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when Banks and the 17-year-old walked up and demanded the man's wallet and fur coat.The 17-year-old died at the scene, the 2 other thugs were arrested after a police chase.
The man said "wait a minute" as the 17-year-old -- identified by the Lake County Coroner's office as Kenneth Denson of 648 E. 131st St. in Chicago -- counted to 10, said Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller.
The man opened a rear door to his Cadillac Escalade, withdrew a hidden handgun, and fired at Denson.
The Chicago press describes the dead guy as a teen, which is literally true, but my guess is that had he survived, he would have been charged as an adult with armed robbery (attempted anyway) and a number of other crimes.
Self-defense is a human right, and in Indiana, it is your legal right. Maybe word will spread among the thuggish in Chicago, and they will stay out of Indiana in the future. I really doubt they are that smart.