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‘Living the Dream’ With @_32baby.k9_

Posted on | January 25, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘Living the Dream’ With @_32baby.k9_


Last weekend’s celebration of Martin Luther King Day in San Antonio, Texas, featured a hiphop concert in the city’s River Walk district:

The 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing two men and injuring five others at a River Walk-area bar on Sunday appears to have been scheduled to perform at the music event where the incident took place.
An Instagram account belonging to suspect Kiernan Williams contains a photo of the flyer for “Living the Dream,” the music event hosted at Ventura Sunday night. Williams’ stage name “32Baby K9” is included on the promotional graphic. He touted the event on his Instagram account as his second show and asked his supporters to ask him for discounts on admission.
Robert Jay Martinez, 20, and Alejandro Robles, 25, were killed at the event. A woman, 46, and four male victims ranging in age from 16 to 19, are expected to survive their injuries, police said.
Williams will face two counts of capital murder and other charges, Police Chief William McManus said.
Williams was arrested Monday afternoon. After being interviewed by police, he told a scrum of reporters and cameras to “follow” him on Instagram. He also admitted to shooting the two, but he did not know them. He said the disagreement started because one of the victims was upset that Williams “bumped” into him.
“He told me because I bumped into him he was going to kill me,” Williams said while being escorted to a police vehicle in handcuffs.


You see that the “Dream” in the title of this event was a reference to MLK’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but I don’t recall anything about shooting a couple of Mexicans in the club in that speech. Kiernan (a/k/a “32babyK9”) claims that he was acting in self-defense:

Witnesses on scene said the shooter, later identified as 19-year-old Kiernan Christopher Williams, got into a verbal and physical confrontation with 20-year-old Robert Jay Martinez III during a concert at Ventura Bar, according to an arrest affidavit.
One witness said they had turned away from the argument when they heard the gunfire erupt, the affidavit said. Another witness said they saw Williams intentionally shoot Martinez, the document continued.
Williams then continued to fire his weapon into the crowded venue, hitting six other people, police said.
Martinez died on scene with a gunshot wound to the chest. The second victim, 25-year-old Alejandro Robles, was shot once in the back and later died at the hospital. . . .
Witnesses were able to identify Williams from a photo lineup, the affidavit said. He was arrested Monday near the 100 block of S. Zarzamora Street.
After his arrest, Williams told reporters he acted in self-defense as he was put into the back of a police vehicle.

How is it “self-defense” when you shoot seven people, including a 46-year-old woman? Even if it could be shown that Williams had reasonable grounds to believe Martinez was a threat, he’s still got to explain why he kept firing more or less randomly into the crowd. But my hunch is “32babyK9” hasn’t spent a lot of time studying Texas law, so he’s probably going to be “living the dream” in prison the rest of his life.



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