1 shot dead, 1 wounded in front of Carthage Headstart

Mar 19, 2008 Full story: WLOX-TV Biloxi 29

One man is dead and another hospitalized following a shooting outside a Headstart school in Carthage. via WLOX-TV Biloxi

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Cassandra

Jackson, MS

#1 Mar 21, 2008
My prayers go out to the Harper family. It is my opinion that David did waht he had to do to protect his nephew and himself. The harrassment from the individuals was an ongoing thing and David just got tired and they caught him on the wrong day. He had to protect himself and his nephew. He did what any parent would do for their child and themselves.
Annonymous

Hattiesburg, MS

#2 Mar 24, 2008
From my personal dealings with David I know what type of individual he is. Now on the other hand as an observer I have seen some of the ruckus that Dewayne (Bookie)Towner has been envolved in along with some of his friends and in some cases family. I hope that David will take this as a learning experience and that he will hold it together and remain strong. And as for the Towner family I feel bad that they lost a loved one. But this goes to all that know how Karma works if you continue to do bad things to people you will get it back in return and as for Dewayne I think that now he will realize that his actions carry consequences and that some times he might not be the one that has to pay. David stay up!!!
Annonymous

Jackson, MS

#3 Mar 25, 2008
MY HEART GOES OUT TO BOTH THE TOWNER AND HARPER FAMILY. DAVID DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO....A PERSON CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH. I KNOW THAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE NOT TO HURT HARM AND DEFINETLY NOT KILL ANYONE....HE IS A SWEET HUMBLE LOVING CARING PERSON. IM KNEW PEEWEE AS WELL AND I HATE THAT HE DIED......BUT IF YOU DO WRONG WRONG WILL FOLLOW....DAVID'S NEPHEW LIFE WAS AT STAKE AND DAVID PROTECTED HIM. I PRAY THE JUDGE SEES THAT DAVID DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO FOR THE SAKE OF NOT ONLY HIMSELF BUT HIS NEPHEW AS WELL. HE ALREADY LOST HIS SISTER.......
annoymous

El Paso, TX

#4 Mar 25, 2008
I feel bad for the Towner family because of the people trying to make it seem like David was a saint knowing he started more problems with people than anyone they probably know.He was always trying to be this big bad guy and finally he tried to play hero in a situation that didnt even involve him and the situation pinned him in a position where he had to end up taking someones life. I hope that the judge and jury do not let them say it was an act of self defense when supposedly they hadnt even found another weapon besides his. Murder is murder and people should stop getting away with it.
prayer changes thngs

AOL

#5 Mar 25, 2008
well as a friend of david i love him like a brother and dont want anything to happen to him true he was not a saint and may have stayed in drama BUT IF ITS OUR TIME WE OUT wheter somebody playing hero super dad super nanny inspector gadget boosie bad ass or whoever if i was in the situation i dont know how i would have reacted and if it was our family member that killed someone we wouldnt be on here talking bout negativity but what god has in plan is gone happen!!!! i loved peewee too but we wasnt there so we dont know what went on ima keep david earl harper in my prayers hope to give him a hug soon but mainly keep the towners in my prayers it hurt beyond hurt to loose a loved one!
Annonymous

Jackson, MS

#6 Mar 27, 2008
like the guy that killed his sister got away david was defending himself and his nephew yes, murder is murder but also whats meant to be will be. And the Towner boys were always acting big and bad as well. lets not point the finger at one person. david was picking up his nephew they pulled up talking mess. It was self defense and protection for his nephew.
Annonymous

Lebanon, TN

#7 Apr 3, 2008
So now its kool to carry a gun now HUH??? Like someone said eailer David wasn't as incident as alot my think. If so why the hell did he have a gun?? That proves the type life was he was living. I'm from the same area and am friends with the victim and the suspect, but I dont carry a gun. Because the way I choose to live my live doesn't require me to have 1. Yea, alot of you are right the Towner boys did have alot of on going beef between different people, but answer me this " When did they ever shoot and kill somebody!" My point exactly..If those boys had a problem with you. They would just beat your ass. End of the story. The beef never escallated to shoot outs. I grew up with PeeWee and everyone else that knew him would agree that he was not an aggressive person, but if you fucked with him or his family it was going down. I also knew David he was a kool dude, but I never really just kicked it with him my prays goes out for him and his family, but murder is murder.. And if their wasn't another gun found on the scene how could it be self defense from what... A couple of punces.. Like my man said on Friday..." You win some... You lose some... but you live to fight another day." Stay up Bookie
Annonymous

Lebanon, TN

#8 Apr 3, 2008
sgffg
ThomastownChick Envy Her

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 7, 2008
It has been an on going fued between Bookies crew(carthage guys)also known as RLG "real leake county gangters" and Davids crew(thomastown guys) for as long as 3yrs, These carthage guys are known for ambushing any1 from T-town if their caught alone. There was 1 major incident which left 1 T-town guy in acoma after he was beatn& left 4 dead, 2.the weekend that Peewee was killed he had just jumpd on another T-town guy at the club,3.they even jumpd a guy while postd at the carwash, i could go on&on. During these fights carthage guys are known 2pull out guns but never use it. 2sum it up A person will only take so much. Bookies crew is a group of guys that have nothing going n life, dont work, and envy everybody that does. P.S If U dont have any1 hating on U ur not doing anything.ATTENTION T-TOWN: were aiming4 1,204 haters by fall '08. RLG get ur money up. Free Harp!!!!!!!
FREE DAVID

Jackson, MS

#10 Apr 14, 2008
FREE HARP!!!!!!!!!!
very special friend

Brandon, MS

#11 Apr 14, 2008
First of all, to the ones that don't know David, need to keep their mouths closed and second of all, David is not a bad person at all. He's a very sweet person and I love him dearly. I hate those stupid ass boys had to pick him to do what I know he never thought of doing.If I was in that situation, I would have done the same thing. David just lost his sister last year and now this. I feel like he did what he had to do to protect himself as well as his nephew, who has seen and been through a lot.All the way around it was self defense and anybody with common sense should know that!!!! Why would those guys pull up out of the blue, block off both exits..huh tell me!! If the Towner guy was picking up his niece, so they say, why did it take all those boys to get out the car to go in the school, my point exactly.. a damn lie!! Those guys were just jealous of David because he had shit that they never had!!! I could go on but I'm mad as hell right now. The Towner crew was bad boys and did bad things to innocent people.You can't just go around fucking with people and expect them to take your shit. Big ups to David and you're gonna get out this shit!!!
very special friend

Brandon, MS

#12 Apr 14, 2008
YOU JUST NEED TO SHUT THE F*** UP!!!
prayer changes thngs

AOL

#13 Apr 16, 2008
all i can say is i pray for both families each and everyday i pray god gives david a second chance we can easily say this and say that until we are in tha situation i agree with the person up top i would never think something would esculate to dis man like they saying FREE HARP!!!!
and god please heal the torn hearts of peewee family and stay by them on during their greiving
annonomous

Ville Platte, LA

#14 May 15, 2008
you guys really need to shut up and show respect for the deceased. This don't make any since for you to be this unconsiderate and childish about a situation like this one. May God Bless You!!!
R.I.P. Fellow
What You Know About That_

Houston, TX

#15 May 21, 2008
I think this is a great website,it gives alot of people a chance to voice their opinions, that otherwise wouldn't be heard. People may not agree w/what others think and feel, but you must be curtious, respectful and considerate. In my opinion David Harper did what he had to do to descalate the situation and "Pee Wee" was less fortunate. Guys please remember that if you live by the sword you die by the sword.
FREE HARP! FREE HARP! FREE HARP!
ANONYMOUS

United States

#16 May 26, 2008
I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH DAVID AND I KNOW THAT HE ISN'T A BAD PERSON IN ANY KIND OF WAY. HE HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH IN HIS LIFETIME AND ALL HE WAS TRYING TO DO WAS PROTECT HIMSELF AND HIS LITTLE NEPHEW THAT HAS ALREADY LOST HIS MOTHER AND HIS FATHER ALSO.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT CARTHAGE AND OUR WAY OF LIFE THAN YOUR COMMENTS AREN'T NEEDED. DAVID HAS NEVER HURT OR HARMED ANYONE UNLESS IT WAS OVER HIS FAMILY, AND I'M THE SAME WAY.
WHEN HE WENT TO GO GET HIS NEPHEW FROM THE HEADSTART. PEEWEE AND HIS FRIEND SPOTTED HIM AND THEY FOLLOWED HIM, AND WHEN DAVID SAW WHAT THEY WERE DOING HE TRIED TO LEAVE BUT THEY BLOCKED HIM IN. THEN HE GOT OUT THE CAR AND SAID I'M HERE TO GET MY NEPHEW WHEN I TAKE HIM HOME Y'ALL CAN DO WHATEVER IT IS Y'ALL WANT TO DO TO ME, BECAUSE I'M TIRED OF THIS.
THEN THE GUYS YELLED OUT FUCK YOUR NEPHEW, AND DAVID BECAME UPSET, BECAUSE HE WAS ALREADY AWARE OF WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
SO HE REACTED IN THE SAME WAY ANY OTHER SANE PERSON WOULD. HE RISKED HIS LIFE, FREEDOM, AND ALL OTHER THINGS FOR HIS NEPHEW WHO HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH.
NO DAVID ISN'T A SAINT EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES IT'S ALL A PART OF GROWING UP, BUT PEEWEE AND HIS FRIENDS AREN'T EITHER. IT'S SAID TO SAY THAT SOMEONE I'VE BEEN KNOWING ALMOST MY WHOLE LIFE IS NOW LOCKED BEHIND BARS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT DAMN GIVE DAVID A BREAK.
----FREE HARP----
ANONYMOUS

United States

#17 Jul 1, 2008
As a friend of David my prayers truly goes out to his family, they have been through so much and now they still are going through stuff. I'm not gone comment on what happened cause I wasn't there and I don't know exactly what went on only rumors and you can't go by what people say if you wasn't there to see or hear it for yourself. David is a sweet person who has a good heart. I don't know the other guy who was killed, but my prayers do go out to his family just remeber to keep GOD first in everything that you do he may be gone in flesh but he will always remain with you in spirit. David I'm praying for you that you be able to get a second chance.
Question

Houston, TX

#18 Jul 27, 2008
Anyone investigating the PEE WEE Gang for the murder of the lady at her home last year. Sounds like a group of thugs that has caused trouble for sometime in LP.
curious concerned niave

Brandon, MS

#21 Jul 31, 2008
is carthage really a gang town? is philadelphia?
curious concerned niave

Brandon, MS

#22 Jul 31, 2008
also want to know if incest is as common as i'm afraid it is among the blacks.

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