Marijuana Grower Shot By Gunman

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by Superjoint, Jun 4, 2001.

  1. A man who says that he's growing legal marijuana in his own home was shot by a pair of gunmen overnight, and neighbors say that the shooting has led them to fear for the safety of their families.

    "He said that three black males had come into his residence and demanded some of his property," Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman John Lopes said.

    The Citrus Heights man was shot in the chest, and the alleged shooters stole about 100 pot plants.

    The victim says that he is licensed and is legally growing marijuana for medicinal purposes.

    But several neighbors want the plants out of the neighborhood.

    "But what about our rights? I should have the right, as an American, to raise my children in a safe community, where they don't have to worry about being shot in the middle of the night while they're sleeping," neighbor Kathy Arauza said.

    "They're trying to determine where it is he fits within the confines of the law, under the circumstances. In the meantime, we have a violent crime that's been committed on his property as a results of him cultivating marijuana," Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. James Lewis said.

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