Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Raceless Attempted Carjacking, Att Murder, in Prince George’s Cty Lead to Tidy Result, at Minimal Cost to Net Taxpayers

By Nicholas Stix

(How’s my racial coding doing?)

How can Prince George’s County, Maryland, be wealthy, yet plagued with violent crime? Don’t multiculturalists of both major parties always tell us that crime, especially violent crime, is caused by poverty?

My reader-researcher RC sent me this story when it was still fresh, and the assailant had yet to be identified. He has since been identified as Keston David Lewis, 19. However, I was unable to find any photographs of, or information about Mr. Lewis. Apparently, he just appeared on the scene, raceless, fully grown, and with no criminal history, on December 9, and attempted to carjack a Porsche, murder its owner, then assaulted a helpless police person who had just tasered him, and was shot and killed by a policeman coming to the aid of the helpless police person.

We do not know if Mr. Lewis was under the influence of any drugs at the time of his death, or whether he was particular large, by way of explaining his imperviousness to tasering.

Mr. Lewis has been disappeared, as has any and all information about him.

Mr. Lewis’ raceless, nameless victim has likewise been disappeared. However, his black and Hispanic victims have not. Thus, we can safely conclude what his first victim's race was.

(I found the second story, based on a search for the assailant's--or should I say "victim's"?-- name. I already had written the blog item, and was coding it up, when I read the whole thing, and saw that Mr. Lewis had made a second attempt at carjacking, and that his victims in that attempt had races and ethnicities!)


Takoma Park stabbing, carjacking leads to police chase, suspect's death
By John Gonzalez
December 10, 2011 - 4:58 p.m.


A wild scene that started as an attempted carjacking and stabbing at a gas station in Takoma Park led to a high-speed police chase, a car crash, a man attacking an officer, and the man eventually dying from police bullets.

At 3:47 p.m., a man was filling a Porsche with gas at a Sunco gas station in the 6900 block of New Hampshire Avenue. The man went inside to pay and when he returned, he saw another man in the car. The man yelled for the other man to get out and screamed for people to call the police, a Takoma Park Police news release said.

As the man was getting out of the Porsche he demanded the keys to the car, the release said.

A fight broke out between the two men and the attacker stabbed the man multiple times. The attacker then ran to a Ford Focus nearby and rammed the Porsche before fleeing northbound on New Hampshire Avenue, the release said.

Takoma Park Police responded to the scene and a high-speed chase ensued, according to Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci.

At one point, police lost sight of the attacker, but the man lost control and overturned the car after smashing into three occupied vehicles on Riggs Road near Metzerott Road in Adelphi, about two miles from the Sunoco station.

Police saw the attacker fleeing from the scene and a female officer began to pursue him on foot. She tased him but it seemed to have no effect, Ricucci said.

The suspect then attacked the female officer. A male officer arrived and demanded the man to stop the attack.

When the man failed to follow orders, the male officer shot him multiple times.

The attacker was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he was pronounced [sic]. The driver of the Porsche was also taken to the hospital where his is in critical condition.

The knife believed to be the weapon in the earlier stabbing was found at the scene of the shooting.

Officers from Prince George’s Police and Montgomery County Police also responded to help Takoma Park Police, Ricucci said.

The two officers involved in the apprehension and shooting of the suspect were Cpl. Keith Largent, a 23-year-veteran and Pfc. Mary Jo Walpole, an 8-year veteran of the police department. An internal investigation will be conducted.

[Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.]

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Police identify carjacking suspect fatally shot by Takoma Park police
Suspect shot after charging officer who Tased him, police say; carjacking victim in critical condition
by Aaron Kraut

This story was updated at 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2011.

Takoma Park police fatally shot a carjacking suspect Saturday as he assaulted an officer after a high-speed chase, police said.

The incident began at approximately 3:47 p.m., when Takoma Park police responded to the Sunoco Gas Station in the 6900 block of New Hampshire Avenue after a report of an assault with a knife.

Police said the assault victim was filling his vehicle with gas and left the vehicle to go inside the convenience mart at the gas station. When he returned, he observed the man, later identified by police as 19-year-old Keston David Lewis, in his vehicle and yelled at him to get out. Lewis demanded property from the victim and the keys to his vehicle, police said. A confrontation followed, and the victim was stabbed multiple times, police said.

The victim was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where he underwent surgery Saturday night and is in critical condition, police said.

After the stabbing, Lewis got into his red Ford Focus, parked approximately 10 yards away, and rammed the victim’s vehicle before fleeing on New Hampshire Avenue, police said.

Two Takoma Park officers, whose names were released Sunday, arrived on the scene and picked up the pursuit.

Officer Mary Jo Walpole, an eight-year veteran with the department, saw Lewis’s vehicle overturned at Riggs Road and Metzerot Road after it had apparently struck three occupied vehicles, police said.

Meanwhile, Lewis had exited his car and was attempting to carjack an unidentified black female driving a red BMW who had stopped to see if she could help the victims of the collision, police said. An unidentified Hispanic man ran to the woman’s aid, briefly engaging Lewis until Walpole caught up with him and he fled again, police said.

Walpole pursued Lewis on foot and attempted to subdue him with a Taser, police said. The Taser had no effect, and Lewis then charged Walpole and assaulted her, police said.

Another Takoma Park officer, Cpl. Keith Largent, a 23-year veteran, arrived on the scene and, after ordering Lewis to stop, shot him multiple times, police said.
Lewis, of the 700 block of Linden Oak Place in Odenton, was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers Walpole and Largent have been placed on administrative leave, which is departmental policy, police said.

The shooting is under investigation by the Prince George’s County Police Department.

The victim is still in critical condition but is improving, police said Sunday. They did not release the name of the victim.

Prince George’s County police are still searching for the black female driver of the red BMW and the Hispanic man who ran to help her during Lewis’s second carjacking attempt in order to learn more about the assault, police said.

Anyone who witnessed or was involved in the case should call Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.


Anonymous said...

I once read that newpaper editors tell their reporters that nonwhites are to appear in the newspaper as either heroes or victims, no other way. Other people, can appear as victims providing the offender serves as the Great White Defendant.

This is never better illustrated than here. One victim is Raceless because of who the suspect is. Two others have their race mentioned as they fit the proper narrative.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

Sheesh. This reads like something out of a movie script, but I haven't heard or saw anything about this and it's been slow for news.

Anonymous said...

Keston David Lewis was my friend. The way he is spoken about as if he were a criminal breaks my heart. He was a great person and did not deserve to die the way he did. There are missing pieces to this story. But one thing many people who will read this or have heard about this case do not know, is that Keston David Lewis was not a horrible person nor a criminal. He was a beautiful person, inside and out and I miss him dearly and so do the rest of his friends and family. By the way, Keston was a 19 year old young black man. Please do not tarnish his name.

Anonymous said...

I knew Keston personally and I can say that the person that they are depicting is not him at all. & tell me what 19 year old boy of about 150 pounds can shake off a taser? He was a very polite and soft spoken boy so i'mvery confused by this article