“Asked whether or not her son was armed, Jeanie responded, ‘I don’t know if he had a gun. There was a little gun in the street. I seen the police officer kick the gun away from Andre and then another officer came from the opposite side to pick up the gun.”
“And he wasn’t looking in car windows? Who’s the old head that he got in a fight with a few nights prior? Who called Needles to tell him that the Old Head was sitting in the car down the street? This animal was out hunting and got what he deserved.
Live by the gun, die by the gun. Don’t blame the cops cause your brother got caught.”
The investigation was so quick because the evidence was so overwhelming against the armed felon. He is a known violent felon. His family will try to get a payday out of this but I strongly encourage the county to fight them till the end so they get nothing (except for the welfare they’ve collected for years). I applaud the aggressive police officers for risking their lives to make this notoriously dangerous city a little safer…
It’s hard to tell in a swearing contest from here. If the jury is presented with ballistics evidence where the police recover the alleged bullets fired by the young black man, they may well convict him. They should be looking for his fingerprints on the 2 guns allegedly in the defendants possession and the bullets fired for ballistics. If all that lines up pointing to the defendant, he’d have a lot of explaining to do. Self defense (he fired after they opened fire on him) might be a persuasive explanation but for the fact it’s too late since the defendant claimed he had no gun at all. Sometimes (almost always) it’s better to keep your mouth shut. By opening his, he eliminated a number of potential defense strategies. On the other hand, perhaps there are no fingerprints and incriminating ballistics/bullets in evidence?
The writer of this needs to follow up with the “young black men in Coatesville’s poorest neighborhoods” who have thanked the police department for getting Fiorentino off the street. Needles is an animal; not a human, and should be kept in a cage. His mother produced one son who is in jail for life for murder, this animal who, with 2 prior convictions for armed robbery, is running around with 2 stolen guns and shooting at police. And he wasn’t looking in car windows? Who’s the old head that he got in a fight with a few nights prior? Who called Needles to tell him that the Old Head was sitting in the car down the street? This animal was out hunting and got what he deserved.