As we’ve pointed out, bringing a knife to a gunfight isn’t as good as bringing a gun, but it’s a lot better than nothing. A Long Island teenager learned this yesterday, and in the process he probably saved himself and his mother (and her current boyfriend) from being massacred by her jealous ex-boyfriend. The gun wielding ex-BF learned this lesson the hard way, and he’s currently chilling out at about 36 degrees Fahrenheit in the Suffolk County morgue . . .
The dead gunman has been identified as 48 year-old Norman Shields, and he reportedly had a young child in common with 31 year-old Natasha Bivens. Shields allegedly went to Bivens’ house at 4:00 a.m. and confronted her with a handgun. After a shot was fired, Bivens’ 13 year-old son grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Shields in the chest.
From www.nbcnewyork.com (click the link for a video):
A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother’s former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say.
Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager’s mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday.
When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing.
It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
Exactly what charges would those be? ‘Failing To Wait For Police Before Acting To Save One’s Own Life or the Life of a Loved One?’ Or maybe ‘Infringing Upon Murderer’s Right To Artistic Self-Expression Through Mass Killing?’ In the slave state of New York, anything is possible.