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Man Murders Two Teens For Asking How Tall He Is {VIDEO}

Laroy Battle


Two teenage boys in Chicago were fatally shot last week after asking the suspect how tall he was, according to police. 

The victims along with a third teen were buying candy from a South Chicago store on June 20 when they had a brief encounter with 19-year-old Laroy Battle

“The victims were walking into the store, they saw Battle, he was standing in line while at the store and the victims commented that Battle, he was quite tall, and they asked him how tall he was and hoped to be that tall someday,” said Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. “Unfortunately, we will never even see the full growth of these poor children.”

When the three youngsters left the store and proceeded to walk home together, Battle followed them and began shooting, ABC News reports. 

Here’s more from the outlet: 

Jasean Francis, 17, was shot in the back, chest and left hand. Charles Riley, 16, was shot in the back and left leg. The third teen, who was not identified, managed to escape the gunfire. Both of the boys who were shot were taken to University of Chicago Hospital and later died from the injuries they suffered during the shooting.

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(Black) Chicago man fatally shot 2 (black) teens after they asked how tall he is, police say 

No Confederate general was spotted leaving the crime scene...

Do when blacks kill blacks?

Chicago man fatally shot 2 teens after they asked how tall he is, police say

A Chicago man fatally shot two teens after they asked how tall he was, police said.
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“The security cameras from the area were able to show the offender discarding a gun in the garbage can and then Battle was eventually found hiding out in a motel … He was arrested without incident.” Deenihan announced in the press conference.

“He was a kid,” said Jasean Francis’ aunt Latonya Pettit, according to ABC News’ Chicago station WLS. “Liked video games, snacks. That was his thing. He would walk into this hospital gift shop daily and purchase snacks.”

“He was nice to seniors on the block,” said another of Francis’ aunts, Keena Hoyle. “The nurses looked forward to him coming over there daily. They brought over to the family roses. They watched him grow up as a child.”

Authorities are still trying to make sense of the crime.  

“There was no altercation,” said Deenihan. “There was nothing that would have set off Battle to be angry at these kids. He is about 6’3”, 6’4”, and they literally just asked him how tall he was because he is extremely tall.”

Battle was denied bond and has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.

“Justice was very swift in this case because we got help from the community,” said Deenihan in a statement to the press. “The offender was identified quickly because the community called the detectives and they told them that was Battle in the video. That is how this case broke. The private security camera footage provided to CPD was incredibly valuable in this case. The fact that detectives can now retrieve this footage quickly and then request the help of the community to identify these [kinds of] offenders is invaluable.”

“This is just one example of how Chicago can help improve the public safety by working together to remove these very dangerous offenders from the streets,” Deenihan added.

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Comment by AA on June 30, 2020 at 6:57pm

This makes no sense at all. Evil is so increasing, to be killed just cause you ask someone their height. This black on black crime among our youth has to stop. We must stop killing each other, hating on each other. We want the white police to stop killing us why not march and protest the killing of each other. Stop it please stop it. These two teenagers should not have lost their life just cause they ask another black teen how tall he was. Was he in a gang and these two teens presented an opportunity to add two killings to prove is loyalty to a gang, can't think of no other reason, unless he has pure evil in his heart by demonic influence. Sad!

Comment by vaughn mitchell on June 29, 2020 at 9:43pm
Every decade or so another city is the crime capital of the U.S., at in the 80's and 90's new york, then Cali, with crops and bloods, they coin the phrase drive by. Then Philly, then DC, Dc, was so bad the cops were just as corrupt. Now, it's Chicago. I hope they give him life with parole.
Comment by Blue crowns on June 29, 2020 at 7:12pm

There is this issue about black on black crime!! To me, some people are just demonic possess! Now, these that have anything to do with color? I don’t know! Seriously! I can remember in the 90’s, some people was getting killed over sneakers, losing your life for little or nothing. Every race has people that kill their own kind, but we’re not talking about every race. So it is it very had to put your fingers or finger on what ever it is that will make people or individual behave in that manner. The common tread here is just that weak people hide guns or an officer hides behind the law. In both cases they’re hiding. Secondly, the victim or victim’s are black. At the end of the day, in the fallen world, some people choose to live by their own rules. So what was gained by shooting those teens in the back or what did that prove? Speaking of rules, there is a law that said, thou shall not kill? Yes, it’s in the Bible, unfortunately, demonic people don’t want GOD or live by his rules!

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