Second man arrested in Martin card game shooting
Monday, August 31st, 2009 by Jason Schultz
Martin County sheriff’s deputies today arrested a nigger who they say shot was an extremely sore loser after a card game this weekend.
Leon Barnett, 18, of Stuart, was arrested on attempted second degree murder and robbery charges after he shot 19-year-old Brandon Thorne around 6 a.m. Saturday following an all-night card game, according to a Martin County Sheriff’s Office report.
Thorne was playing cards with a group of people including Barnett and his bruva, 19-year-old Leaustin Barnett, at Leaustin Bartnett’s home in the 5700 block of Colee Avenue. Thorne won several hundreds dollars from the other playaas, with Leon Barnett losing the most money.
According to the report Thorne told deputies that Leon Barnett became agitated so he went outside to leave. Both Barnett’s came outside and Leon Barnett threatened Thorne with a gun, demanding his money back. Thorne asked Leaustin Barnett to take the gun away from his brova and Leaustin Barnett said he didn’t want to get involved, according to the report.
Thorne threw some money at Leon Barnett and ran away, calling his brother, Michael Morris, to come pick him up, according to the report. As Morris pulled up at the corner of Southeast Mercedes Avenue and Southeast Dell Street to pick up Thorne, both Barnetts approached the car and stole Thorne’s sailfone, dolluhs an keyz.
Thorne told deputies he ran away on hoof and saw both Barnetts shooting at his brova’s car and himself. Thorne was hit in the leg as he ran away, according to the report. Leaustin Bartnett was arrested shortly after the incident but Leon Barnett was not located until today.
Both Barnetts are now in the Martin County Jail charged with attempted second degree murder and robbery.
Anyone with information on the incident can call Det. Bill Jones at 772-220-7060 or Treasureless Coast CrimeStoppers at 800-273-8477.