SMH. A black man’s life ain’t worth spit? This story is terribly sad and disturbing. Where is justice in this case?
Via The Grio reports:
Arkansas state police are investigating the shooting death of a Little Rock man who was fatally shot during a lunch at his boss’ home.
Police responded to the home of Chris Reynolds on Friday, November 9th, after Reynolds allegedly called police to report he’d shot 21-year-old Ernest Hoskins Jr.
Hoskins and three other employees of Raynell Industries, a green technology firm, were attending a lunch at Reynolds’ home near Ward, Arkansas. According to Ben Crump, a lawyer for Hoskins’ mother and his widow, the family was told that at some point during the lunch, Reynolds allegedly produced a 44 Magnum Desert Eagle pistol, pointed it at Hoskins, and pulled the trigger, fatally wounding his young employ in the jaw.
“For whatever reason, he pointed the gun at the only African-American guy at the table,” Crump told theGrio, adding that two weeks later, Reynolds has still not been arrested.
“Ernest was the only man in his family,” Crump said. “His mother has two daughters, his father died” years earlier.
“In any jurisdiction in the world, even in Arkansas, this should have resulted in arrest,” Crump said.
Hoskins’ widow, Nikkisha, 25, who goes by Nikki is an Army specialist based at Camp Robinson, near Little Rock. She and Hoskins had wed privately in July, and were planning a big wedding ceremony for extended family and friends in December, with a pre-wedding party planned for November 17th.
“Instead, the guests for that wedding party attended a funeral,” Crump said. “And Nikki has got a wedding dress that she’s never gonna get to wear.”
“I got a phone call telling me to come home, and I thought it was a joke at first,” Nikki Hoskins said of her initial contact with police. “They called me by my (full) name so I was like, maybe this is serious. But it didn’t really dawn on me that something was wrong until I called my husband’s cellphone and it went to voicemail. I went home and saw the trooper’s car in the driveway.”
Nikki Hoskins said police told her Hoskins was killed “by his boss” but that “the man doesn’t know why he killed my husband.”
“I felt like I died,” she added. “You couldn’t have told me my husband was not going to come home today because I would have called you a liar.”
The family is demanding an arrest in the case. Two witnesses to the shooting have reportedly spoken with the Hoskins family.
What the hell? You mean to tell us that at least three people witnessed this and the man holding the gun has yet to see a jail cell? GTFOHWTBS.
You can’t tell us this isn’t about race. A black man dies at the hands of a white man and the white man isn’t even arrested???
It’s time to make some noise about this case. We demand justice for Ernest Hoskins Jr.!