Man claims he killed teen on story of victim’s rap tune made him feel ‘unsafe’ – KAKE
An Arizona man said he fatally stabbed a teenage boy last week because the 17-year-old's rap music made him feel "unsafe," according to police.Michael Paul Adams, 27, admitted to attacking Elijah Al-Amin, stabbing him in the back and slashing his throat inside a convenience store in Peoria, Arizona, last Thursday, according to court documents.Adams said he lunged…

An Arizona man stated he fatally stabbed a teenage boy final week for the reason that 17-365 days-damaged-down’s rap tune made him feel “unsafe,” in accordance with police.

Michael Paul Adams, 27, admitted to attacking Elijah Al-Amin, stabbing him in the support and slashing his throat within a convenience store in Peoria, Arizona, final Thursday, in accordance with court docket paperwork.

Adams stated he lunged at the teen, who’d been taking note of rap tune in his vehicle around 2 a.m., on story of he’d beforehand been attacked by other folks of color who concentrate to rap tune.

Al-Amin collapsed face down searching to waft. Witnesses and police attempted to render wait on by making use of pressure to his neck, however he used to be pronounced dreary no longer up to Half-hour later.

Police apprehended the suspect, who is white, about a blocks a technique after he fled the scene on foot, in accordance with a probable cause affidavit. Officers stated he had spots of blood on his arm, palms and toes and a pocket knife in his possession. He admitted to his involvement in the stabbing and used to be taken into custody with out incident.

He later told police that “rap tune makes him feel unsafe, on story of in the previous he has been attacked by other folks (Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American) who concentrate to rap tune,” the affidavit stated.

“Adams extra stated, of us that concentrate to rap tune are a threat to him and the community,” the affidavit stated. “Adams stated the rap tune (no longer the victim) made him feel threatened and Adams felt he wished to be ‘Proactive in region of reactive’ and protect himself and the community from the victim.”

Adams used to be charged with first-degree crash and used to be being held in lieu of a $1 million bond as of Monday evening. He’s anticipated to seem in court docket next week.

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