Many of you will be familiar with the acronym SOCMOB. It stands for “Standing on the corner, minding my own business.” This is usually followed by someone being brutally attacked for absolutely no reason or any number of calamities befalling such a person.
Yes, many of those calamities involve guns.
This one, though, might be one of the more unusual I’ve seen, at least for a while.
It seems police it Witchita had an incident where a gun owned by absolutely no one, that just mysteriously ended up in someone’s home, then just happened to fall into a two-year-old’s hands where a SOCMOB-level calamity ensued.
The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Kianna Nweji and 25-year-old Marlon Jones on the charges of Aggravated Endangering of a child stemming from a Shooting.
At approximately 11:35 am, Thursday, Officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 1200 block of North Lorraine. While Officers were en route to the scene Jones fled on foot to a residence in the 3000 block of East 11th St. As Officers arrived, they saw Jones walking back from the area of that residence. Officers then located Nweji inside her residence (Lorraine) with a gunshot wound to the foot.
She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The investigation revealed that Nweji and Jones were both lying in bed when their 2-year-old child had gotten ahold of a gun and accidentally shot Nweji. Jones took the gun to the 11th St. address where an acquaintance of his lives. Investigators located the gun and located an AR-15 that belonged to nobody in the residence and the individuals in the house did not know how it got there.
This case will be presented to the District Attorney’s office in the coming weeks.
That’s right. An AR-15 just mysteriously appeared in their home from out of nowhere, belonging to no one, and the adults didn’t notice until the kid found it and shot someone with it.
This law-abiding soul then felt it necessary to stash the gun at someone else’s house while his girlfriend bleeds before taking her to the hospital or calling an ambulance or anything.
I mean, sure. Why not? I’m also sure the drugs in some guy’s pocket just materialized there, that they don’t belong to him or anything, too.
Frankly, I don’t see how any jury of rational people would believe such a story, and there’s a reason that story is likely to be presented to a jury. No one is going to buy that an AR-15 just appeared in the residence. My guess is that the gun is stolen. While the serial number may not pop up on a search as a stolen firearm, the truth is that the bad guy with the stolen or black market gun doesn’t know it won’t. So, they act accordingly.
What does “accordingly” look like?
Well, for one thing, it involves taking a gun to a friend’s house after a toddler shoots his mother (presumably) with it rather than focusing on getting the woman medical attention, for one thing.
And what makes this story so hilarious to me is just how idiotic this was.
Taking the gun to someone else’s house makes you look guilty; like you have something to hide. If you were innocent and you had no idea who the gun belonged to, you would have called the police and reported things as they happened. You’d recount anyone the gun could have belonged to, anyone who had stayed in the home for a period of time. You’d be too furious at what happened to try and hide the gun.
That didn’t happen, and now we get to point and laugh at the stupid person.