Talladega Teen Shoots Cop During Robbery, Loses Gunfight

An off-duty Lincoln police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old football player after the teen shot him during a robbery.

Talladega, AL – An off-duty Lincoln police officer was shot in the arm by a former high school football player on Tuesday as the officer tried to intervene in a robbery.

The officer returned fire and fatally shot 19-year-old Javaon Ousley, WAAY reported.

The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. on Aug. 13 on the basketball court adjacent to the Knoxville Homes public housing project, WVTM reported.

Lincoln Mayor Caroll Watson said that Ousley told family members that he was meeting up with someone from Facebook Marketplace to sell something, WAAY reported.

Watson said that the woman Ousley was supposed to meet brought a family member with her because she was worried about recent robberies in the area.

The family member was an officer with the Lincoln Police Department, WAAY reported.

The mayor said that the officer observed Ousley trying to rob the woman during the transaction and tried to intervene.

Watson said that Ousley shot the off-duty officer in the arm, and then was killed when the officer returned fire, according to WAAY.

Police have not yet released the name of the Lincoln police officer who shot Ousley.

The officer was transported to the hospital for treatment and later released.

The Lincoln Police Department has received numerous threats since it was announced that an off-duty officer killed Ousley, according to WTVM.

They posted a notice to their official Facebook page that debunked rumors of the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

“In response to multiple false rumors and unacceptable death threats directed towards our officers and their families, we would like the following to be known: No female officer was involved, no female informant was involved, no undercover officer was involved,” the police department posted.

“We hope that this will help inform the public to the facts that we are able to provide at this time,” the message continued. “We look forward to a full and transparent investigation into the facts of this critical incident. Any further questions or concerns should be directed to the Talladega County District Attorney’s Office.”

Ousley’s mother said that her son was about to be a sophomore year at Alabama A&M University, AL.com reported.

“He was outgoing, friendly. He wasn’t a bad child. He didn’t get in no trouble. He was ready to go to college and get him a degree,” his mother, Lakisha Ousley told AL.com.

The mother said she was called to the basketball court shortly after the incident occurred but still hasn’t been told what actually happened to leave her son dead.

“When I pulled up, they had him on the sheets,” she said. “I don’t know what happened to my son. I’m still trying to figure that out."

On Wednesday afternoon, protesters gathered and marched in the neighborhood where Ousley died, AL.com reported.

The Lincoln officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending completion of the investigation, as is protocol for all officer-involved shootings, WBMA reported.

The Talladega District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting, WAAY reported.

CORRECTION: The original version of this story called Ousley an Alabama A&M University football player in accordance with local news reports quoting his mother. However, the university contacted Blue Lives Matter and said Ousley did not play football for the school.

Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine, Jr. released a statement that said Ousley would have been starting his first year at the university in the fall and offered condolences to his friends and family, according to NewsOne.

Comments (118)
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Anomie88
Anomie88

They are all good kids until they commit a robbery and shoot an off-duty cop. The victims are the people he tried to rob and kill. Once again, people are being killed for pulling guns on police officers. If you don't want to be shot by a police officer, don't threaten them with a deadly weapon. Pretty simple.

Yourworstnightmare
Yourworstnightmare

Rot you black fuck.

Deaf4Jesus
Deaf4Jesus

Another black kid throwing away a potentially millions of dollars football career. Happening too often.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

It’s something how the suspect can have so much going for them and they throw it away acting like a thug. Then mama shows up and wonders why her son was shot and killed. Now they want to threaten the officer and the Department because the suspect is shot and killed by and off duty officer only after the suspect shoots the off-duty officer. It’s truly a sad deal throwing his life away acting like that.

The express
The express

Where was this kids father? Just another dead black kid with no father in the house to teach him how to be a man. Sad you black women let these guys have sex with you knowing he's not going to be around to do the job of being a father.

We9erfam
We9erfam

Just sad fall those involved

LEO0301
LEO0301

What is with black society? They immediately come to the defense of someone who committed a robbery and shot an off- duty officer. They create bullshit stories to help stir up the natives against the police instead of condemning the action of the robber. Just because he got a football scholarship doesn't make him a good boy, actions do. No wonder they can't seem to get out of their own way most of the time.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"He was outgoing, friendly. He wasn’t a bad child. He didn’t get in no trouble. He was ready to go to college and get him a degree,” his mother, Lakisha Ousley told AL.com"

My,my well aren't they all? The amazing thing is that these women truly think that this was the first episode the kid exhibited such as described.......but in this case it was surely the last .

DarrellB
DarrellB

Now that the truth of this criminal's end is revealed, the local news doesn't even have the story on their web sites. Can't feed the agenda so it's gone

diamond7950
diamond7950

THERE BORN WITH NO BRAINS ,SAD.

Deny777
Deny777

IDIOT kid! Hope they stop trying to make the Officer look bad...just doing the job.

observer1
observer1

I've never seen more "empty" eyes. I guess the next step might be protesters burning the town down.

NomonK
NomonK

The first thing that happens is the COMMUNITY PROTEST THE SHOOTING of the Robber. How about Protesting the Violence within the Community! Or Protesting the lack of MORALITY WITHIN the COMMUNITY. COPS aren't your problem, YOU ARE YOUR OWN PROBLEM.

deputydawg17
deputydawg17

"Black privilege" even though a thug shoots someone, the person that returned fire in self defense didn't have to kill him. What an interesting thought process. Black people want no accountability for anything

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Excuse me momma, but your son wasnt a good kid. He had a gun and tried to rob someone and then shot someone who ended up being an off-duty cop. The only reason you and the community are even interested is because one of the parties involved has the word "cop" attached to his name. But that doesnt change anything!! If the guy hadn't been a cop, this would have never made the news!! And your thug son would still be a dead thug!!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

How dare this off duty cop shoot a respected college football player!!! The family should immediately file a lawsuit against both the officer and the department for wrongful death, so they can collect a ghetto lottery paycheck!

The fact that he shot the cop during a robbery and the officer returned fire is completely irrelevant.

Armed criminal's lives matter!!!! Protest at the local PD station demanding the officer be both fired and criminally charged with murder!

spd522
spd522

You can’t fix ghetto. Glad the officer is OK. Sounds like more trouble brewing from the hood rats.

Pack
Pack

He was a good kid, he didn’t do nuffin. My favorite....”he was ready to to go college and get him a degree”

WJM
WJM

No, they think they are entitled to rob & kill anybody they want.

NFPD103
NFPD103

the victim in this is the female who he attempted to steal from and the off duty officer who this criminal shot. Javaon Ousley caused his death he knew the risk involved in being an armed robber he knew the danger of his actions. the victims should sue his estate for damages.

maggiemoo1312
maggiemoo1312

Oh there will be a big blow back on this one...a thug is a thug.

Tex-Mex gal
Tex-Mex gal

The off duty officer was trying to stop the young man from robbing the woman he accompanied. It was the young man who escalated the situation by pulling out a gun and firing it at the officer. The off duty officer was NOW trying to survive the deadly force used against him. Now a mother mourns her son and a young man lost his life and all his dreams died with him.

Stanracer
Stanracer

You pull a gun and shoot a PO, YOU GET SHOT!!!! Simple. End of story.

JBo
JBo

Break out the popcorn and beer, pull up an easy chair in front of the TV and wait for the protests and riots.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Well let's see, no one has played the race card yet: The Ghetto Lottery Ticket has not yet been purchased: He was a good boy who never got into no trouble: Anyone want in on the lottery over How Long Before the Riots Begin?

SCPD989
SCPD989

Oh well, goodbye

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

All you have to read is the quote from momma.. "He was ready to go to college and get him a degree,” enuf said

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

And well done officer!

flybynight
flybynight

"The mother said she was called to the basketball court shortly after the incident occurred but still hasn’t been told what actually happened to leave her son dead".

“When I pulled up, they had him on the sheets,” she said. “I don’t know what happened to my son. I’m still trying to figure that out."

It's not rocket surgery lady🤔

ScottB68
ScottB68

its like a broken record EVERY time with these, "my son was a great kid and so nice..blah blah blah" well he may have been nice to you, but he was a P.O.S otherwise and shot a cop! Deal with it! Because he got dealt with for being a punk ass thug! End of story!

peeksta
peeksta

funny how none if the tweets state that the officer was shot by the perp before he returned fire. No mention of the robber having a gun and shooting the officer.

robocop95
robocop95

Wish there was video of this kids face the moment he realized he didn't rob a helpless victim. Classic.

Justme1950
Justme1950

Here we go, ANOTHER entrant in the GHETTO LOTTERY !!!!!!!!

bill fuse
bill fuse

I volunteer teach at local County Jail, for years. I hear all the stories and have the respect of the men jailed. They will all say, that when they were caught, that that wasn’t the 1st time they had done that particular crime. They just finally got caught. So as sweet looking as he is, and his mama surely loves him... it probably wasn’t the 1st time he had done this crime. Another 13% doing 100%! Sorry mom.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Wow, another shot down just as he was going to college to improve himself, got a scholarship with his great ability to play football......He blew it himself. I'm sure Momma is so dang proud of her thug son she's gonna bust her buttons in pride. Well.......there's always the ghetto lottery..........oh, wait, the officer was off duty.......... bummer....

les0060
les0060

“He was outgoing, friendly. He wasn’t a bad child. He didn’t get in no trouble. He was ready to go to college and get him a degree." How many times did I hear that before

Camey
Camey

Thank God the officer is okay. He is just another Thug that would eventually kill some innocent person.

Red Neck
Red Neck

Works for me. Only people wrong in this is the idiot that was attempting to rob store and morons that think Officer was wrong for his response.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

“He was outgoing, friendly. He wasn’t a bad child. He didn’t get in no trouble. He was ready to go to college and get him a degree,” his mother, Lakisha Ousley told AL.com.

Of course he was. Now no mo!

All5xx
All5xx

What exactly was he selling and what was she supposed to be buying?

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Damn, right off the bat is the infamous “FOOTBALL PICTURE”. There’ll be more of these pics coming out. The “PRE SCHOOL GRADUATION” and the “LOVING YOUR GRANDMA PIC”. I’d like to offer sympathy here, but there will be none since the way this situation has played out. Threats towards the police department? Is that how this community reacts? Un-fucking-believable. So the story is going to change to what? The officer tried to rob the kid first and so he shot the officer to protect himself? Give me a break. What was a 19 year old “friendly” “outgoing” “not a bad child that didn’t get into trouble” who was “going to college” doing with a gun? Sorry but, what you have done or tried to do, just because your mom says this and that and you “were ready to go to college” doesn’t mean, anything. You want to play the game, get ready to pay for it.

BlitzBama
BlitzBama

Live a few miles from Talladega where the shooting took place. Knoxville projects is not the place to be doing business...or anything else for that matter. Ive had to make deliveries there and no way in hell would I go in without carrying. They released balloons yesterday in honor of the shooter...

LisaAW
LisaAW

Don't be a thug, if you can't take a slug!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I love how LCD and fat fuck burgers never comment on these stories.

Hunter Riley
Hunter Riley

When will they learn...if you want to get shot and killed just go to Chicago

Juschris77
Juschris77

Oh boo fukin hooo..HES WAS A GOOD BOY....HES WAS GOING COLLEGE....🙄🙄🙄🙄 then why was he in the project trying to rob someone???? Fukin IDIOTS

arjaysmithjr
arjaysmithjr

Bless his heart! (the cop, I mean)

Gary4206
Gary4206

Let’s tell the black community that this is a good example you can’t rob your way into college.

FLYBOYTIM
FLYBOYTIM

So if I were a young man again and committed a crime and was shot, my mom would have said the same thing. I was a dirtbag at one time and wont detail anything...but I did go into the military (early 70's), got out, went to college, etc. I chose a path that abandoned a life of criminal activity. It is very sad that he chose poorly...but he made the choice. His family will never accept that.

AlAmedak
AlAmedak

WTF does him playing high school football 2 years ago have to do with anything?!? "Thug tries to rob woman, shoots off duty cop, sometime executed"