The comments on the story got more ridiculous since I last posted anything. They now include:
"If Shante had killed the criminal in the act, he would have been looked at as a hero"and
"This brave young hero should be getting a medal... not charges filed against him. He was taking a stand against crime in the community."
/looking for sarcasm, not finding any
Other comments range from "this is why we shouldn't have guns" to "this is why we need guns"