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11-year-old girl shot for playing too close to parked vehicle
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11 year old girl stable after being shot
11 year old Ivhan'e Merritt is in stable condition, after she was shot by a man over playing too close to his vehicle
Judy Thompson, Newsradio WTAM 1100

(Cleveland) -- Cleveland Police spokesman Sammy Morris says police were called to a home in the 700 block of East 118th Street at 10:42P.M. Friday.

They found 11 year old Ivhan'e Merritt with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The little girl was then taken to Metro. She's in stable condition.

Police have arrested 55 year old Charles DeBose for the shooting.

Sergeant Morris says the Ivhan'e and another child were playing around DeBose's parked vehicle. He reportedly yelled at them to stop. When they continued, police say, he fired one shot at the children, hitting Ivhan'e in the upper torso...
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  -11-year-old girl shot for playing too close to parked vehicle somone  Jun-12-11 10:15 AM   #0 
  - If only she was carrying  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 10:17 AM   #1 
  - That's the last time I'll read one of your insensitive, thoughtless, witless replies  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 10:24 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, well this is the kind of shit that happens  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 10:30 AM   #10 
     - Guns dont kill people...  Avant Guardian   Jun-12-11 10:44 AM   #17 
  - yup  jpak   Jun-12-11 10:26 AM   #5 
  - If you think that pre-teens carrying guns to playtime is a good idea, you have a lot to learn about  petronius   Jun-12-11 10:33 AM   #12 
     - You have a lot to learn about sarcasm  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 10:36 AM   #13 
        - You're the one with the defective sarcasm chip, not me  petronius   Jun-12-11 10:43 AM   #16 
        - I have been saying this for years  Avant Guardian   Jun-12-11 10:47 AM   #18 
           - Nobody on DU has ever seriously called for or agreed with arming everyone  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 10:49 AM   #19 
           - Hallelujah, brother.  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 10:51 AM   #21 
  - Only in Flor.....uh, er, Tex.... Nevermind. Strange behavior can happen anywhere. nt  Obamanaut   Jun-12-11 10:21 AM   #2 
  - Proving once again that guns are the answer - and Castle Laws are needed to protect cars from kids  jpak   Jun-12-11 10:26 AM   #4 
  - Are you under the false impression that what this guy did was legal?  WatsonT   Jun-12-11 10:27 AM   #7 
  - Hey! She threatened to scratch his ride. His was the natural response of any property owner.  Scuba   Jun-12-11 10:27 AM   #6 
  - Enjoy your life in prison, idiot.  tabasco   Jun-12-11 10:28 AM   #8 
  - Sub-humans should not be allowed to own dangerous weapons  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 10:28 AM   #9 
  - Here's to hoping the the shooter goes away for a long time (end of his days).  aikoaiko   Jun-12-11 10:31 AM   #11 
  - Truly. I hope she recovers smoothly, and this attempted murderer gets  petronius   Jun-12-11 10:37 AM   #15 
  - it's a damn shame that some inividuals value their crap over anything.  notadmblnd   Jun-12-11 10:36 AM   #14 
  - an example of the Castle Law at work . . ..  DrDan   Jun-12-11 10:50 AM   #20 
  - You seem to be seriously misinformed about Castle Doctrine laws  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 10:52 AM   #22 
  - not referring to the intent of Casle Laws - just how they play out in real time  DrDan   Jun-12-11 11:03 AM   #23 
     - Ridiculous bullcrap with no evidence to back it up  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 11:06 AM   #24 
        - just "bullcrap" huh . . . . that little girl was not really shot? . . . . The guy was protecting his  DrDan   Jun-12-11 11:38 AM   #32 
           - your understanding of the castle law as it applies to occupied cars is weak.  aikoaiko   Jun-12-11 12:10 PM   #34 
           - False argument on many levels  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 09:45 PM   #40 
  - Saying something and making it true are two different things  WatsonT   Jun-12-11 11:34 AM   #31 
  - A preventable tragedy happens to a child and some people here fight over guns  lunatica   Jun-12-11 11:11 AM   #25 
  - Many people see gun control as a way to make it preventable. nt  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 11:13 AM   #26 
  - Knowing what we know so far about this story, what gun control would you propose that  petronius   Jun-12-11 11:33 AM   #30 
     - Not enough details to be specific.  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 11:43 AM   #33 
        - So, nothing? That's kind of what I expected... (nt)  petronius   Jun-12-11 12:16 PM   #35 
           - No, it's called being truthful.  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 12:20 PM   #36 
              - Smug? Hardly. I acknowledged that you suggested nothing - no conclusion  petronius   Jun-12-11 12:32 PM   #37 
                 - Still waiting on a response to my stats.  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 01:20 PM   #38 
                    - What about them? You've yet to make any proposals or specific statements, so what are we  petronius   Jun-12-11 01:42 PM   #39 
  - I think better access to mental health care MIGHT have prevented this one  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 11:13 AM   #27 
     - Bulletproof vests for kids is another idea which has not been fully explored. nt  wtmusic   Jun-12-11 11:18 AM   #28 
  - Guns keep cars safe from children. t should be harder to get a gun then a licence to drive.  Exultant Democracy   Jun-12-11 11:28 AM   #29 
  - In fact it IS harder to get a gun than to get a license to drive  slackmaster   Jun-12-11 09:49 PM   #41 
     - So this is where we pretend there i no such thing as a gu show loop hole?  Exultant Democracy   Jun-13-11 12:13 AM   #42 
        - The same laws that apply everywhere other than gun shows apply at gun shows too  slackmaster   Jun-13-11 08:47 AM   #43 
  - "11 year old girl stable after being shot"  XanaDUer   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #44 
     - Castle Law Lovers take note  jpak   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #45 
     - This has nothing to do with the Castle Doctrine  NutmegYankee   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #46 
        - I think "place" can be a car in some states. I don't know which states, but people can claim  AlinPA   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #48 
        - True, but the defense is from violent attack or intrusion.  NutmegYankee   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #55 
           - Obviously.  AlinPA   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #57 
        - Protecting property with deadly force is allowed under the GOP/NRA Castle Doctrine  jpak   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #51 
           - No, it doesn't. Castle Doctrine laws do not cover property.  TheWraith   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #53 
           - Do you actually believe the rubbish you post?  NutmegYankee   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #54 
              - In Texas, a man shot and killed two alleged burglars on his neighbor's property and was not charged  jpak   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #58 
                 - Once again - Do you actually believe the rubbish you post?  NutmegYankee   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #60 
                    - The two guys are still dead and the moran that killed them is still free  jpak   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #62 
                       - Wrong!  NutmegYankee   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #63 
                          - That is what happened in Texas - and you can look it up  jpak   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #64 
                             - Do you even read a post before you reply? nt  NutmegYankee   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #65 
     - 'She's coming right for us!'  onehandle   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #47 
     - This is the end result of child-hating "Childfree" crap.  Odin2005   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #49 
     - You think he wouldn't have been just as willing to shoot an adult  hlthe2b   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #50 
     - He sounds like one of those asshole "stay off my lawn, damn kids" types.  Odin2005   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #52 
     - I am childfree by choice and would never shoot anyone, period  XanaDUer   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #59 
     - these are the stories that make me continue to support the death penalty  Motown_Johnny   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #56 
     - So this is an Ohio story only?  johnnie   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #61 
        - Gungeoneers don't appreciate bad press.  onehandle   Jun-13-11 04:26 PM   #66 

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