Couple Killed after Trying to Assist Stranded Road User who fatally shot the couple and injured their daughter because he was ‘tired of waiting’!
With the way the world is evolving these days, one has to be careful about how to help or whom to help. As in the case of the Shanes who stopped to help a stranded stranger and ended up being shot dead.
According to New York Times, it started as a gesture of help to someone in need when a Montana couple and their daughter stopped on the side of a road to assist a man who was stranded. But the authorities said that the encounter soon turned deadly. The stranded man fatally shot the couple and injured their daughter because he was “tired of waiting” and the daughter had “laughed at him.”
Those were the words that the suspect, identified as Jesus Deniz, 18, of Wyoming, used when he spoke to F.B.I. officials investigating the killing near the small town of Pryor, Mont., on Wednesday, New York Times citing the filed criminal complaint reported.
According to reports, one of the victims, identified as Tana Shane, 40, initially drove past Mr. Deniz close to the family’s home on Wednesday morning and then returned with her husband, Jason Shane, 50, and their daughter, Jorah, 20, to help him.
Recounting what she was told by her niece, Tana Shane’s sister, Ada, explained that after the family returned to Mr. Deniz’s vehicle, he pulled out a .22 caliber rifle and ordered them to hand over money and their car, the report stated. The Shanes, members of the Crow Indian tribe, said they had only change.
When he told them to start walking, Tana Shane told her daughter in their native language to run, and she did, the complaint said. Gunshots rang out. The Shanes were killed, and their daughter was grazed in the head by a bullet. She also had a gunshot wound in her back.
A statement on the Park County Sheriff’s Facebook page said Mr. Deniz was arrested on Wednesday driving the family’s car on a county road in Wyoming about 112 miles from Pryor.
The shooting took place on a road within the Crow Indian Reservation, the complaint said. Federal authorities have jurisdiction because it involves a non-American Indian suspect in a crime against American Indians.
Mr. Deniz was scheduled for an initial appearance at Federal District Court in Billings on Friday. After Mr. Deniz’s initial court appearance, the case will go to a grand jury, New York Times reported.
This is just too sad…
Source: New York Times