Because he was threatening his life.
“It was an act of desperation, but I do not believe that Michael would have hurt anyone,” said Hairston.
Apparently his weapon and threats were persuasive otherwise.
“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.
Because people like your armed, threatening son exist.
“Even a criminal has a right to a degree,” said Grace Sr. “I’m not advocating what my son did.”
It certainly sounds like you are, when you defend his threatening acts.
Maybe you should have taught your son not to threaten people with a gun, even if he’s “desperate” for money. Oh. Wait.
That would require them to take responsibility, instead of dumping it on the victim. It’s so much easier to demand helpless victims for their precious little goblin. Never mind.