Neighbors say it was a quiet neighborhood. A great place for kids and families to feel safe and all that stuff you hear in the media as they report on a serial killer slashing an oblivious family to death.
The story in Minerva, OH had a different ending bright and early at 7:00 a.m. last Saturday morning. WFMJ had the report shortly after it happened. In a nutshell:
A homeowner in Minerva, Ohio heard a man pounding violently on his neighbor’s front door and armed himself before opening his own front door to ask what the commotion was all about.
The reaction of the man pounding on the door, 33-year-old Ryan P. Johns of nearby Canton, OH?
It wasn’t the smartest decision he ever made.
He charged the neighbor – running full-bore at him.
The 63-year-old retreated, then shot Johns once in the chest once he rushed into the senior’s home.
Johns, having noted with sudden and profound awareness that he had chosen very badly, abruptly ceased his attack and ran outside, only to collapse in the neighbor’s yard after running a few dozen more strides.
If Spock were present, he would have transmitted back to Captain Kirk: “He’s dead, Jim.”
I’d add that he only died tired.