A bungled burglary saw a young man killed when his friend shot him in the head.Worry ye not, fair reader! This wasn’t some awful ‘burglary gone wrong’ story!
At least, not for the fortunate householder (and, we must assume, for wider society too):
Jonathan Barnes died last Thursday, two days after he was shot at a house in Morland Road, Croydon.
It is believed the 20-year-old from Lewisham, had gone with a friend to rob the house after being told expensive watches, thought to be Rolexes, were being kept there.
While in the property the pair were disturbed by the return of one of the occupants.
An argument ensued and Mr Barnes' companion pulled out a gun and during the struggle, mistakenly shot his friend before fleeing the scene.Ahahahahahahahahahahahahah……
*pauses for breath*
*wipes away tears of mirth*
Jonathan Barnes who is related to UK rap artist Pound Sterling, was also known as 'Change' and had featured in some of the rappers Youtube videos.
Tributes have flooded a Facebook page set up in memory of the talented musician, who was just weeks away from his 21st birthday when he died.Oh, my! This’ll be good!
Writing on social networking site Facebook, Diane Louise wrote: "RIP Jonathan, never going to forget your cheeky smile. I feel honoured to have known you from school. Sleep tight honey, lots of love."‘Honoured’ to have known a burglar?
Tuan Bonero wrote: "Rest in Peace Jonathan Change Barnes, the heavens newest recruit. God rest your soul."Don’t think he’ll be going to heaven, if I remember my theology…
Tiffany Bennett added: "You were kind hearted, something I experienced first hand and your smile was unique, those memories will remain. RIP Jonathan."So kind, the way you tried to help yourself to some other guy’s stuff.
Still, assuming the ‘Croydon Guardian’ hasn’t run a spellcheck over the comments before publication, at least they are refreshingly free of the usual wordmush…