South Carolina Man Shoots and Kills 12-Year-Old Trick-or-Treater

Quentin Patrick, 22, an ex-convict in Sumter, South Carolina shot and killed a trick-or-treater T.J. Darrisaw who came to his home on Halloween — spraying nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside his home after hearing a knock on the door. T.J.’s 9-year-old brother, Ahmadre Darrisaw, and their father, Freddie Grinnell, were injured but were released after being treated at a hospital.

T.J.’s 9-year-old brother, Ahmadre Darrisaw, and their father, Freddie Grinnell, were injured but were released after being treated at a hospital.

Patrick left his porch light on — a general signal for kids that the house was open for trick and treating. The boy’s mother and toddler sibling were in the car.

Patrick emptied the AK-47 — shooting at least 29 times through his front door, walls and windows after hearing the knock. He said that he had been previously robbed. That may be so, but it is unclear what an ex-con was doing with a gun, let alone an AK-47.

T.J. was hit in the head and Patrick has now been charged with murder. Police have also charged a 19-year-old in his home, Ericka Patrice Pee, with obstruction of justice when she was caught trying to run away after the shooting with $7,500 in cash. She reportedly left her 2-year-old daughter inside after she fled.

The case is tragically similar to the “castle doctrine” case out of Baton Rouge when Rodney Peairs, 31, shot and killed 16-year-old Japanese student, Yoshihiro Hattori, who was looking for a Halloween party. His wife panicked due to the appearance of people coming to her door, calling on Rodney Peairs to get his .44-caliber Magnum revolver. Peairs was acquitted in less than two hours by a Louisiana jury. For the full story from Baton Rouge, click here.

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12 thoughts on “South Carolina Man Shoots and Kills 12-Year-Old Trick-or-Treater”

  1. Connie:

    ” I believe absolutely nothing I read, and only 1/2 of what I see.”


    Pray tell then dear Connie, why do you read at all? I suspect you don’t read anything at all anyway except maybe a Glenn Beck except or two. No, you’re like other typical neo-cons who show up at our door Bible in one hand and hatchet in the other. You are spoon fed venom from the Rush Limabughs of the world and then you dutifully sally forth to spread that silliness throughout the land. Sorry we’re not buying here. Try up the street.

  2. Wow !! Really??? Whatever happened to “Judge Not less ye’ be Judged?”
    I’m glad to see that ALL of you have elected yourselves his Judge, Jury, and EXECUTIONER, and don’t even know him from the sounds of it. A Bunch of GULLIBLE FOOLS. You believe EVERYTHING YOU READ!
    Personally, I believe absolutely nothing I read, and only 1/2 of what I see. I’ll bet you guys believed OBAMA too. You all are ridiculous. Especially you Mr. Former Federal Leo!!! For someone who sounds Incredibly Smart, you are Sir Incredibly Dumb! For 1, I personally Know this individual, where as none of you do! #2 they have him portrayed as an ex con, he was not. Nor was he a drug dealer as portrayed. He got into a little trouble of simple possession as a MINOR, and BY LAW that was supposed to be expunged from his Record and Sealed. And it was until this happened. He had NOT BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AS AN ADULT! He was shot by a drug dealer at his home previously, under mistaken Identity situation and the cops never did anything about it. He was a good father, a good husband to Erica, and a Good Son to his Mother. Whom I also know! He was a good student in High school, WENT and took his daughter to church with his mother on Sundays, and was going to College to finish his Degree. Granted, I don’t believe that ANY ONE PERSON should own an AK 47, to me that is a military instrument of mass destruction, but I also believe that a person has the right to protect themselves and their family. And when the cops know you have been shot, your whole entire family held @ gun point, laid face down in your family living room at your mothers home where her grandchildren were also there and asleep, and some one whom thought you were someone else shoots you in front of your entire family, who’s unable to get up and help him while he lay there bleeding to death, and the police don’t do anything about it. They left him No other choice but to protect his Family!
    AK 47 yeah…a little extreme, but a little scared for his family he definitely was. And by then, Halloween, most obviously paranoid because the guys that shot him, were still at large! Incidentally the kid he shot was Family. He feels bad enough!

  3. Looking at the other side, and Ex con with an AK 47.. well if an ex con can get one when it is ALREADY aginst the law, well that shows that gun control does not work.

    Face it people ex cons and the ex cons to come DO NOT obey the law. If you make something illegal then only the honest people will obey.

    Crooks will ALWAYS have guns, no law will change that

  4. I cant help but wonder, In the world today what parent would let their child knock on a door of someone they dont know to BEG FOR CANDY. The whole concept of trick or treat is foolish. I am 50 years old and my parents knew better when I was a kid and I would never risk my kids life for a few cents worth of candy.

  5. playjojo said:

    “they tried a program, where if they thought a household had weapons, they would go in and search, but people immediatly starting screaming about the rights of individuals.”


    Yes, and I would strongly oppose such invasion of privacy through unlawful search and seizure. Such actions as you mentioned are a Bush et al. administration’s dreams coming true as long as it would not include their residences or those of their supporters.

    This must not be about gun control but definitive control of criminals, through the death penalty if required, to rid society of murderous felons who commit crimes with guns.

    playjojo, I do not drink alcoholic beverages and we all know about the damage alcohol abuse does to our society. Therefore, if authorities suspect that you or others have alcohol in your or others’ home, then that should give them the right to invade privacies to confiscate it?

  6. I don’t think so. He does’nt know a porch light on, on halloween, means come on up? That’s an ambush, pure and simple. Another reason for gun control. A felon with a gun. You gotta love it. And you know, they tried a program, where if they thought a household had weapons, they would go in and search, but people immediatly starting screaming about the rights of individuals. Everyone want’s something done, but the minute something is initiated, they have find a problem.

  7. “I also hope that this low-life should be spending the rest of his years behind bars.”

    I strongly support the death penalty in this and other heinous murderer cases. The evidence here far exceeds the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt and this murder is about as certain as evidence can possibly establish.

    In my jurisprudential opinion, certainty must be established before applying the death penalty and this case meets that rigid standard.

  8. The robbery excuse was just a felon’s grasping for any way out of a bad situation. It is sad that this murderer had to end the life of a child just out to have some All-American fun on Halloween. I also hope that this low-life should be spending the rest of his years behind bars.

  9. I agree, that an ex con should not have had any weapon at all on him. Even if he was worried about the robbery that happened, it was halloween, which means a lot of kids and people are going to be knocking at your door. it doesn’t take much effort to look out your window first to see who it is before you just start firing off 29 rounds out of an AK47. As for the girl running away with the 7500, that just makes the situation even more suspicious. People that do things like this, are the reason holidays start to get ruined for little kids. some parents are already scared to send their children out trick or treating at night, and I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to help at all.

  10. Jason’s right; what in the world is a convicted felon doing with an assault weapon, let alone any weapon? And the girlfriend running with 7500 in cash from the home of her convicted drug felon boyfriend… gosh, do we need to call “Law and Order” to have them tell us they were involved in drug activity?

    Probably robbed and shot before by someother drug loser. If you lie with dogs, you got no right to complain about the fleas…

    Clearly murder. He intended to kill whoever was behind the door and did so without provocation, and no reasonable person would ever think it was self defense. Any judge who lets him use a self-defense instruction is retarded. Since when is a knock at the door a reasonable basis for use of deadly force?

  11. I am just curious what an ex-con is doing with ANY weapon let alone an assult rifle.

    He is an idiot and ought to rot in jail for the damage he has done to that family as well as the additional damage he does to all of the rest of us out here that LEGALLY own and value our right to keep and bear arms.

    America is going to be it’s own undoing!

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