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Oct 31, 2014

Was Leslie Logan Jr.’s Killing Justifiable Force

Leslie Logan Jr.

On September nineteenth, thirty year old Leslie Logan Jr. was shot by a Chinese proprietor after an armed robbery at Hung Yun Store. Logan had already jacked around five hundred in cash and handed it to an accomplice who fled the scene. As Logan attempted to do the same, the proprietor of the store ran out and shot him dead. Now here’s where things get a little murky. Logan robbed the store at gunpoint yes, but he was leaving the premises when he got shot. So was the use of lethal force justified? The Police obviously thought so because the Chinese man was never arrested for murder. But the matter was far from over. On October twenty-first Logan’s family called a press conference to accuse the Police Department of a cover-up. Interestingly, Logan’s father, Leslie Logan Sr. is a highly decorated retired Police officer himself. For context we revisit his comments.


Leslie Logan Sr., Father of Slain Robber [File: October 21st, 2014]

Leslie Logan Sr.

“The Chiney man shoot my son on the foot first and he fell, you know, and the Chiney, oh, the witness also said that when that shooting was occurring there was a policeman on the scene in uniform.  A policeman on the scene in uniform and the policeman tell di Chiney man, “shoot ahn because dehn done rob yo already. Ih done rob yo already so shoot ahn.”  And the Chiney man actually stand over, one foot over this side, one foot over this side and pumping lead in my son and he, the witness, counted nine expended shells on the scene, on the ground.  Nine.  All that he could have managed to say and then he even took off the cap, because my son was wearing a cap, off his head to recognize him and he said, oh he knew da who.  And the policeman told them, “move from the scene, move from the scene, yet they have not approached that boy to give a statement.  There is nothing, nothing that the police is doing that I can say that they are investigating the murder.  Now I went to Orange Walk police, you know.  I tried to speak to Mr. Tillett because Mr. Tillett says it’s self-defense because he went for a gun.  How the hell somebody who went for a gun can stand over next one and shoot him?  With his hands up begging for his life.  Matter of fact the gun that they found my son with, that he had, was empty.  There was no bullet in it.”

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4 Responses for “Was Leslie Logan Jr.’s Killing Justifiable Force”

  1. Bzn says:

    criminals have rights….. smhhhh

  2. Sonya says:

    Risk of the trade-who says the penalty should be just jail-it should be death so that is justice-the Chiney man was riding his own business and policeman should have taught his son better. Why not amend the law to make a victim legally able to shoot a thief-it is so frustrating to be robbed and now the father gets his turn to be frustrated-blame your son old man for your frustration

  3. Retired CEO says:

    Every human being has rights. No one can justifiable murder another if he is not being immediately threatened by the other. Plainly, this appears to be clear and simple murder. If the other individual is on the ground begging for his life, a killing is not justifiable. With all things considered this doesn’t appear to be self defense. Sounds more like vengeance.

  4. Tallz says:

    If a high sea fisherman goes out to fish and his boat capsizes, would you charge the sea for murder? If a stockbroker loses is wealth because of a sudden drop in the market, will you sue the market? It’s all in the risk of the trade you choose to follow. The risk of being a criminal is either jail or death. Unfortunately the young man chose to live a life of crime and fell victim to the risk of his trade.

    ps. Please do something about the CAPTCHA code. It’s infuriating

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