Pharmacist Jerome Ersland was charged with Vigilante Justice and First Degree Murder for protecting himself and co-workers as two men burst into the store in an attempted robbery. Ersland, 59, had been robbed before. Two worthless pieces of humanity, both with long rap sheets and prior convictions talked two teenagers into robbing the store of drugs and money. Ersland was convicted of First Degree Murder today. Seems he just went too far with the whole “protecting the innocent” thing. This story of injustice makes me physically ill. Please read the last paragraph before you click out.
Jerome Ersland, 59, shot Antwun “Speedy” Parker, 16, once in the head, and then chased after Jevontia Ingram, 14. He didn’t get Ingram. One of the two was armed. When Ersland returned to the store he shot Parker several more times in the abdomen and lower body. Only 46 seconds has passed since the first shot. Erland didn’t know their ages, and the adrenaline was still surging. Forty-six seconds! A good and productive citizen is going to prison!
The armed man pulled out his pistol demanding drugs and money threatening to kill anyone that did not comply…As employees [both female] were retreating to the back of the store, Shots were fired and one of the robbers bullets struck Jerome. He returned fire killing one of the robbers. Jerome saved the employees lives [both female], and prevented approximately $660,000 (street-value) worth of drugs from being stolen. His brave actions helped police apprehend other people involved in the planning and execution of this intricate, armed gang related robbery.
Ersland’s website says he was struck by a bullet. I can find that no where, absolutely no where on the internet. No matter how slight a hit, a grazing, a hole in trousers that didn’t touch skin…whatever, surely it should be reported as how close he was to being wounded, or that he was wounded.
Here’s the thing: no one would be dead had these boys not come into the store to rob. Robbery is a crime, and it should be deadly to robbers if the robbed has the opportunity to kill. It’s that simple. Now a good man who sought to protect himself and others in the store will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. I tell you, I can’t stand to hear these stories.
Ingram and Parker put themselves in harm’s way. Mr. Ersland had no choice, unless this Oklahoma jury thinks it acceptable to be robbed and take your chances that you will not be killed or maimed.
Ingram has been sentenced to a state juvenile facility for his guilty plea to First Degree Murder. My prediction: he will get out and he will not be a good and productive citizen.
Here are the photos of the two worthless pieces of humanity who planned the robbery, reportedly recruited the boys, and also received Life in Prison with the POSSIBILITY of Parole. Doesn’t that make sense. They’ve been convicted of felonies before, but are eligible for parole.
Dr. Jerome Ersland is a former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He is a disabled veteran. He was released from prison under a $100,000 bail bond annually, which he has had to pay twice. His life savings are gone…but police called him a hero when they arrived at the scene on the day that ruined his life, in a pharmacy trying to serve “the people” in a crime-infested neighborhood in Oklahoma City – maybe a Black neighborhood, maybe a Black jury? I don’t know, but it is reasonable to arrive at that thought. UPDATE: A person in the Oklahoma City area has told me the jury was made up of all Whites. This conviction is sad beyond words. NewsOK is asking for your opinion: should Dr. Ersland have been convicted, yes or no. Cast your opinion here. At this minute 71.6% say No, with 28.4% saying Yes. Please show your support for Ersland. And please take a look at this from an NBC affiliate employee in Oklahoma City.
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