In September of 2013 the Minneapolis facebook and crime pages were all a flutter with the news that a 2-month-old baby had been shot in the head, on 2400 Emerson Ave North...
Outrage and disbelief was the conversation. There are only a few people who know exactly what happened that horrifying night but everyone agrees, it was horrible.
Reportedly, in an interview with police James Early said he pulled the trigger back because he thought “that this was the safe mode.” He said the gun accidentally went off as he was getting up to leave. That happens?
James Early said that after he ran, he got rid of the gun, a revolver with camouflage paint on the metal and black grips. Police never did find the weapon. That happens.
When I was her age I was a freshmen in college, spending my parents' money goofing off and barely making it across the courtyard to class. This young lady was going from the room of her newborn with a bullet in his head to the room of her daughter dying from heart failure, with a strength I had not seen in one so young. Even at the funeral of her beautiful daughter Denijah, she took the time to graciously thank me for coming. Say what you will about her choices but she is one STRONG girl!
Isaac is left with some residual affects of the shooting and is working closely with doctors and therapists. A surgery to remove the bullet is too dangerous because the bullet is in his main artery of the brain. He wears corrective lenses to help with his vision and will one day have laser surgery. He has some developmental and physical delays that will make life harder for him. His life has been hard enough already. The miracle is that he has a LIFE and he is loving it. He's just doing what little people do, playing in the park. Some of us big people do that also.
I keep Isaac in my prayers and thoughts. I expect big things from him and I will be watching! Rumor has it that Shelly Terry, Isaac's Grandma is a HUGE fan of this blog. I bet Isaac will be too.