Posted by Bossip Staff
Apparently, the Jena 6 cat, Mychal Bell, didn’t accidentally shoot himself, he was purposely trying to put himself in a casket:
A Louisiana teenager whose 2006 arrest in the racially charged “Jena 6” assault case drew thousands of protesters tried to commit suicide days after a separate arrest last week, a police report says.
Mychal Bell, who was arrested last week after allegedly stealing clothes worth $370 from a department store, told investigators he shot himself Monday evening “because he was tired of all the media attention,” the report says.
The high school senior’s mother and his grandmother also told an investigator that he’d indicated “he did not feel like he could live anymore” because of media coverage of the shoplifting allegations, according to the report.
Earlier, Bell’s attorney, Carol Powell-Lexing, told CNN that Bell’s family told her he’d accidentally shot himself while cleaning a gun.
According to the police report, however, an officer responded to a 911 call from his grandmother’s Monroe, Louisiana, home, where Bell lives. The grandmother, Rosie Simmons, told the officer that she had hidden the gun after the shooting “for Mychal’s safety so he did not try to shot [sic] himself again,” according to the report.
Bell, 18, suffered a wound to the upper right chest, the report says. Powell-Lexing told CNN that Bell had surgery Monday night, and Monroe police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten said the wound was not life-threatening.
Bell was being treated Tuesday at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dig the irony of this. People risked their lives so this cat had a chance to live his, and when he got another chance, he happily tossed it out the window behind some department store clothes. Then he tried to take the very life that people risked their own to save. SMH
Bossip folk, when we reach the point that we care more about a youth’s life than they do, is it time to consider them a lost cause?