It was Saturday afternoon on Highway 138 in Georgia. The traffic was heavy after the college football game between Georgia and Georgia tech. The game had been a nail biter. Georgia Tech beat Georgia 28-27 in the last 30 seconds of the game. In the heavy traffic after the close game, emotions may have been running high.
That was when Dontavious Chancy pulled in ahead of four men in a pickup truck. Chancy said that they tried to run him off the road. All the vehicles ended up stuck in traffic near Forrester Cemetery Road. The four men approached Chancy's vehicle, a large, late model, silver grey van. The were yelling. Chancy said they called him a monkey, and one of them had a knife. From ajc.com:
The men got out of the truck and confronted the driver, Chapman said. One of the men swang at the driver multiple times through the car’s window. At this point, the driver got a pistol and shot the man who was trying to hit him.
Eric Levett, Rockdale County Sheriff happened to be stuck in the traffic, several cars back from the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, he left his vehicle and took control of the scene. From wsbtv.com:
“They began yelling, ‘this guy just shot my brother, he just shot my brother,’” Levett told Artz.
Levett said he was headed home Saturday, when he witnessed the end of the road-rage incident on Georgia 138 in Walton County.
He said he heard men yelling and then gunfire rang out seconds later.
“I can tell you the one gentleman was in the car by himself, he was solo, alone. And you have four guys approaching you yelling, it appeared to me he feared for his life,” Levett said.
Chancy had a concealed carry permit. Sheriff Levett said that he cooperated fully.
Chancy has not been charged with any crime. It's unclear if the four men are going to be charged.
Some interesting things are not mentioned in the news reporting. It is likely that the four men who approached Chancy are white. In the video taken directly after the incident, three white men are standing near the man who was shot. They are moved away by local law enforcement. We have a likely interracial incident where a single black man shoots a white man. The sheriff, who is on the scene within seconds, protects the black man, does not shoot him, and gives interviews saying that he was probably justified. Chancy is not arrested. From 11alive.com:
Police believe heavy traffic and high emotions from the game contributed to the incident.
Investigators on Sunday updated that the shooter was acting in self defense and will not face charges.
It blows apart the whole Black Lives Matter narrative.
Sheriff Levett is black. But as shown by the recent Crime Prevention Research Center study, black police officers are slightly more likely to shoot black suspects than are white police officers.
From my experience, it is unlikely that the individual shot will be charged with a crime. The wounding and hospitalization will be considered sufficient punishment.
This shooting will not be considered a “justified shooting” in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). The FBI UCR definition of a justifiable homicide is that it has to happen during the commission of a related felony. If no felony is reported, there can be no justified shooting, according to the FBI UCR definition. In addition, no one was killed. The FBI UCR does not have a category for justified shooting, only justified homicide.
Because of this and other problems, the FBI UCR grossly under-reports justified homicides. The UCR may catch about one in five.
A black man with a concealed carry permit shoots a white man who was assaulting him. Law enforcement on the scene protects the black shooter.
It will not be reported that way. It does not fit the establishment media's narrative.
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