“We Got a Bunch of Hoodlums”: Neighborhood Watchman Arrested After Shooting at “Two Black People”, Killing One, With ‘Warning’ Shot

“We Got a Bunch of Hoodlums”: Neighborhood Watchman Arrested After Shooting at “Two Black People”, Killing One, With ‘Warning’ Shot
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A North Carolina homeowner warned 911 dispatchers that he was just protecting his family before firing a shot that killed a black man standing in the street.

Chad Cameron Copley, 39, who is white, was charged with murder after fatally shooting 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas shortly after 1AM on Sunday morning. Thomas was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Copley used a shotgun to fire a shot from his garage into the street.

 

ABC 11 obtained the 911 transcript of Copley speaking to a dispatcher:

Operator: Can you tell me exactly what happened?


Caller: We have a lot of people outside of our house. They were shouting
obscenities. I asked them to please leave the premises. They were showing their firearms. I fired a warning shot. One of them was hit.

Chad Cameron Copley

Chad Cameron Copley

 

Operator: Someone got shot?

 

Man: I don’t know if someone was shot but I fired my warning shot and most people left. Two black people. They do have firearms and I was trying to protect me and my family.

According to WNCN, Copley said “hoodlums” were racing outside his home.

We got a bunch of hoodlums out here racing…I am locked and loaded and I am going outside to secure my neighborhood. You need to send PD as quickly as possible. I am going to secure my neighborhood. I am on the neighborhood watch. I am going to have my neighbors with me.”

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Eric Randall
Eric Randall

If they keep murking unarmed brothas,.. BROTHAS GET ARMED unless yall still waitin on the clouds to open up and save you.

Milton Rose
Milton Rose

I'm securing my neighborhood ! Now your secured in jail and you will be convicted, say by by to your family...

Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis

Let's talk about white on white crime

Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis

White people controls the media therefore you don't hear about white on white crime. Everytime that we build our own communities your people find a way to destroy them ie Black WallStreet, Rosewood, Central Park, etc

Chris DuBois
Chris DuBois

Look at the statistics white on white crime is higher but u only hear about black on black crime and white people killed more police officers than any race in the last five years also whites receive the most government assistance

Lee Jay Wortham
Lee Jay Wortham

Do you see us on tv burning our neighborhoods down acting like a Damn fool no so end of story.

Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis

Only a devil would say that ignorant bs

Juan Castro
Juan Castro

Lee Jay Wortham the savage shot the unarmed man from inside his house. There was nobody trying to break inside his home.

Lee Jay Wortham
Lee Jay Wortham

So the man just shot him for driving down the road minding his business. I don't think so

Mike Smithh
Mike Smithh

Right ? A warning shot my ass! How about somebody send him or a member of his family a warning shot ? These people have to understand it's 2016! NOT 1960! I could understand if these people were threatening his neighborhood? Opening up a drug shop? Etc....To just play jury and executioner? We don't allow criminal activities or drug dealing in my neighborhood.We handle it in a different way.

Antawan James
Antawan James

It's been ugly white amerikkka supports this and so do self hating negropeans.

Vereen Hall
Vereen Hall

Is there any wonder why they are called white devils

Johnny Mac
Johnny Mac

The savage scum should be burned alive!

Herb Blunt Jr.
Herb Blunt Jr.

Hopefully we can meet his new roommate in prison he has the same attitude. Right dylan roof!

Melvin Gosa
Melvin Gosa

His ass was charged with " Murder One " and the boys on " Lock down " got a " Fresh Fish On The Line " !

Deborah Mckelvey Wiggins
Deborah Mckelvey Wiggins

Can't walk the street without getting kill, let's see if he is going to get of, sick and tired of the same old mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Curtis Thompson
Curtis Thompson

Deja vu all over again. Zimmerman 2.0 Here comes mark O'Mara to make things right.

Daron Martin
Daron Martin

Black people is immune to the Zika virus.

J Ted Williams
J Ted Williams

Hell is going to be full of these folks--maybe they can take their neighborhood with them

E Kirk Jones
E Kirk Jones

This happened Sunday morning....I watch 2 hours of News everyday....I saw it broadcasted only once, that being yesterday, for an approx 15-20 second report of this incident....If I would have blinked, I would have missed that report......I spoke to a friend of mine yesterday who never even heard of this incident.....I wonder why there is such limited coverage?

Dinetra Williams
Dinetra Williams

Either the guys father or father in law works at one of the local news outlets.

E Kirk Jones
E Kirk Jones

Or Cousin, or high school friends, or his best friend, or friends of his best friend, or his 2nd cousin, or friends who know him & his 2nd cousin, or his Mother in-laws relatives, or friends of his Mother in-law who knows him, or its just the local Media that has a warped agenda & only wants to paint the face of crime a certain complexion.....

Stanley Burgin Dunham
Stanley Burgin Dunham

I to, didn't hear of this in a News report. Obviously, ommited for the same old biased reporting.

Jackal151
Jackal151

This is another example of why we as black men shouldnt be just hanging out in the streets. If have to be, then have a purpose. See the movie slavery by another name then you will realize nothing changed. So you have to. 

Mush77
Mush77

What do you define as "hanging"? Black men who sit on their own porches have been stopped, for just that. Is change so important as to give up your freedom?

Jackal151
Jackal151

First of all, if you'd either watched the doc or read the book you would've known what the term meant. But instead you chose the usual route which is predictably typical. 2nd. If you are on your own porch and someone approach you rather it's a cop or whoever you better deal with him like a man should deal with any threat of disrespect period and if you don't understand that then oh well.

Dex Kato
Dex Kato

I heard that the young Mans parents have already forgiven their sons murderer George Zimmerman is probably laughing his ass off about this incident.

Adam Abramowitz
Adam Abramowitz

Never forgive, never forget. That's what religion does to you...

Howard Ross
Howard Ross

Y'all Black Folks Ain't About That Life, You Find More Courage When It Comes To Doing Each Other.

Gabriel Yisrael
Gabriel Yisrael

It has been war on the real children of Israel since 1619 in Babylon.

Adam Abramowitz
Adam Abramowitz

If you're a black christian, you have a REALLY shitty memory...

Tyrone Pearson
Tyrone Pearson

Such shall be the trials of Jacob til the times of the Gentiles be fufilled

Arc Angelety
Arc Angelety

Believing that bs is a huge part of the problem. Why would the white man spend all this time carefully crafting a system to oppress us only to force a book upon us that holds the key to our salvation? They wouldn't.

Tyrone Pearson
Tyrone Pearson

that Book as you call it came thru our ancestors...the whiteman stole it and whitewashed its Prophets, deceiving the unlearned which caused the chosen of Yah to turn away from him and his word cause of imagery......the real question is "why would the white man write a book who's characters are people of color and then tell of the demise of himself?

Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis

Here we go with that bs BYBULL again. That book is nothing but fairytales that has been used to keep us mentally dead.

Naasir Raqib
Naasir Raqib

Lls, hell, why not kill blacks. We ain't gonna do jack but march and cry on fb. Then worry about our next terror leader we try to vite in

Michael Chrisman
Michael Chrisman

Not even close. Zimmerman was attacked and it was ruled self defense and he is hispanic. This guy fired blindly and wasn't being attacked and is white. He makes decent gun owners and decent whites look bad. Give him the max, even when he pleads down to manslaughter

Kahlil Dopeboi
Kahlil Dopeboi

And George Zimmerman been trouble every since , whites are the ones who raised money for him, that should tell you a lot about whites!