By Hunter Wallace
H/T Stop Hate Crimes
“Police said two men, 36-year-old Clement Dwight Cooper and 32-year-old Michael Antonio Long had been burglarizing the home when they were surprised by the residents returning home from work.
One of the residents, Tim Bowls said he saw a shadow on the basement steps, thinking it was his brother, but it wasn’t.
“Pointed a gun at him and told him to lay down, then proceeded to beat him with the gun, stabbed him several times and tied him up with an orange extension cord,” said his Aunt Kim. She asked NBC4 not to use her last name.
While the two suspects were attacking Bowls his father, mother and brother also came home from work.
“One of them pointed a shotgun up at them and big Tim started wrestling him for the gun so they shot him and then all hell broke loose,” said Kim.
She said six people were fighting in the stairwell and basement, when the mother was shot at close range.
“Jill was shot in the face and neck,” she said.
The Aunt said the family was afraid for about girls sleeping upstairs.
“There were two girls and three small children asleep upstairs they could have killed them.”
Slideshow: 1 killed, 5 injured in west Columbus.
They heard the gunshots and call 9-1-1.
“They shot my mother, please, please someone,” said one of the girls.”
There’s a Confederate Battle Flag fluttering in the breeze outside the home.
For those who are keeping score, we have now seen a home invasion, the death of Anthony Hervey, a drive-by shooting, a flag burning and racially intimidating graffiti, a White man shot in the back and the mouth, dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Confederate monuments vandalized, a black shooter open fire on a Confederate flag rally, the #NoFlaggingChallenge taking vandalism of Confederate flags onto private property, cases of rocks and bottles being thrown at Confederate flag parades, guns pointed at pro-Confederate demonstrators, and we know of at least three black-on-white mob attacks over the Confederate flag in Columbia, SC and Texas.
Note: The SPLC has condemned the C of CC for spreading a “false narrative of a victimized white majority under siege by allegedly violent people of color in the United States.”