In the video that was captured outside in the gas station parking lot of a USA Grocery on Rocky Creek Road, the victim, Kareem Mano engaged in a long heated exchange with a man that authorities have identified as 20 year old De’Andre Malik Thomas.
Thomas can be seen handing something that is believed to be a cellphone to Mano.
According to reports, the men argued about the cellphone Thomas allegedly sold the sister of Mano’s girlfriend, according to a deputy’s report.
The girlfriend told police the phone was locked, and her sister wanted her money back when Thomas allegedly fired a gun into the air and yelled, “it’s jugg season b—-,” possibly a street reference to stealing.
Mano allegedly told the woman, “Don’t worry about it. I’ll handle it,” and the men agreed to meet at the store to sort it out.
Mano then approached the car and pulled out what appears to be an automatic weapon and then he slips it back into his waistband.
The graphic video shows Mano acting aggressively before he is then seen running away before collapsing behind a white SUV near some gas pumps, after Thomas opens fire.
Thomas was later arrested and can be heard claiming “it was self defense.”
De’Andre Malik Thomas, who is 20, is currently being charged with murder in the death of 25-year-old Kareem Mano
Do you think it was self defense or murder?