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Teen accused of opening fire during robbery

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published June 5, 2014 at 8:19 a.m.

Kameron Mathis

Arrested in Pulaski County, AR on June 4, 2014

A Little Rock teenager is accused of shooting at a man while robbing him inside his Jacksonville home, police said.

Kameron Mathis, 17, was arrested Wednesday and remained in the Pulaski County jail Thursday morning with bail set at $31,000.

Mathis, who police say also goes by nicknames "Killa Kam" and "Lil Thug," faces charges as an adult including aggravated assault and possession of a handgun by a minor. Police and jail records provided contrasting information whether a third charge was aggravated residential burglary or aggravated robbery.

According to a Jacksonville Police Department report, Mathis was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. about a quarter-mile from the crime scene, a house on Roosevelt Road. A responding officer reportedly noticed Mathis was wearing the same clothing as the reported suspect.

The victim later positively identified Mathis "as the person who was inside his house and pulled a gun on him to rob him and shot at him," the report said. There was no indication in the report that the victim was hit by the gunfire.

Mathis is due in Jacksonville District Court on June 19, the report said.

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Murphy01 says... June 5, 2014 at 9:09 a.m.

I think "killa" needs to be beaten to within an inch of his life then left in a ditch somewhere to rot. Take that gun away and I bet he's a real bad ass. Mother must be so proud.

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AmericasDoomed says... June 5, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

Too bad the homeowner couldn't have put "lil thug" out of the taxpayer's misery.

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HarleyOwner says... June 5, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.

His momma will say; "he's a good boy, he aint't never done nothing wrong".

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TigerInArk says... June 5, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

"Killa Kam" / "Lil Thug" needs to be locked up for a long time.

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Nodmcm says... June 5, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

This young man will likely begin a long career as an Arkansas penitentiary inmate. Paying no taxes at all, even sales taxes, this young man will live at state expense probably for the rest of his life. So as some sit and think the Arkansas criminal justice system is a success for apprehending this young apparent criminal and preparing to send him to an Arkansas-taxpayer-funded institution for years and years, others see something wrong with a system that created "Lil Thug" in the first place. Does someone with the nickname, "Lil Thug," simply demand a life in a state penitentiary? Where does someone nicknamed, "Lil Thug," generally wind up? In a corporate boardroom, or maybe in a surgical suite at a hospital? Are there a lot of preachers or ministers nicknamed, "Lil Thug?" How about assistant managers at Wal-Mart or Kroger, do you think any of them have name badges with "Lil Thug" printed on them? This would be humorous if it was not so sad. People are apparently proud and yearning to begin long terms in Arkansas state prisons, at taxpayer expense. What is wrong with this picture?

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Packman says... June 5, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.

Odds are Killa Kam was born to an unwed mom. Odds are Killa Kam has siblings also born to an unwed mom. Odds are Killa Kam's momma received government assistance in the form of SNAP, subsidized housing, subsidized utility bills, and subsidized health care. Odds are his daddy referred to his momma as "my baby momma". Odds are Killa Kam's momma voted for BH Obama. Failed liberal social policies are at the root of the culture that created Killa Kam. Are you democrats ashamed yet?

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Pacorabone says... June 5, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.

Yo yo yo yo..... Take that home eeeeeee

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SUPERDUTY says... June 5, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.

When he gets to prison, his nickname will be "tighty ho"

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Zorr10 says... June 5, 2014 at 8:21 p.m.

Even if he's found guilty and sent to prison, he probablt won't serve many years there because of the over-crowding of inmates. I hope the Arkansas legislature quickly enacts a "stand your ground law", then when your home is invaded by a criminal on a killing, raping or robbery spree, the homeowner can take them out legally.

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wetchaos1 says... June 6, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

For Zorr10: Arkansas State Statutes detailing the use of force (including deadly force) are clear as to the force one can use to protect one's home. (Note subsection (b) in the statute.) The 'stand your ground law' as it is generally used, as I understand it, does not require one to retreat if threatened if that person is in any place where they are legally permitted to be and not engaged in any illegal activity. We need this also . . .

5-2-620. Use of force to defend persons and property within home.
(a) The right of an individual to defend himself and the lives of persons or property in his home against harm, injury, or loss by persons unlawfully entering or attempting to enter or intrude thereupon is reaffirmed as a fundamental right to be preserved and promoted as a public policy in this state.
(b) There shall be a legal presumption that any force or means used to accomplish such purpose was exercised in a lawful and necessary manner, unless that presumption is overcome by clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.
(c) The above-stated public policy shall be strictly complied with by the courts, and appropriate instructions thereof shall be given to juries sitting in trial of criminal charges brought in connection therewith.
History. Acts 1981, No. 880, 9 1; AS.A 1947,941-507.1.

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