When a person does something crazy like committing a crime, normally they are held accountable for their irrational choices, no matter the reason or who they are. However, this isn’t the case for Adric White.
The family members of a robbery suspect that held a store employee at gunpoint in Alabama are lashing out at the Good Samaritan who shot him and stopped the robbery.
18-year-old White has five separate robbery charges hanging over his head, but it was the latest that put that dangerous string to a halt. White was holding up a Family Dollar when a legally-armed man just so happened to pull up as the robbery was taking place.
The Good Samaritan, who requested he not be identified, told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton Road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store.
“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” said the man. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him.”
The Good Samaritan added that he wouldn’t have done anything differently. He said he didn’t know how it would have played out if he had not shot the suspect. White could have “fired a shot outside,” had he remained neutral. But “my daughter was outside.”
White, who was shot five times, was transported to USA Medical Center, where he remains in police custody.
Relatives of Adric White believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have “just left the store.”
“If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” said the mother. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”
FOX10 had interviewed White’s parents but they later called and demanded the video not be aired.
What is so bodacious about this is the fact that White was out on bond for robbing The Original Oyster House at gunpoint a little more than a month before the Family Dollar robbery.
Another relative of White was mum about the accusations.
“We don’t know. Like I said, we don’t know anything. We only know what we’ve been hearing second hand through the news. I would not like to comment because I don’t know,” she said.
Records show the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office has now filed to have White’s original bond revoked.
Mobile Police have also arrested 19-year-old Tavoris Moss as an accomplice to the Family Dollar robbery.
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