Crazed #BlackLivesMatter supporter shot dead attacking cop’s home
Add the name of 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard to the list of casualties of the racial animosity being ginned up for the purpose of driving black voter turnout in November. In suburban-rural St. Louis County, Missouri, Gebhard was shot dead as he attempted to break into the house of an off-duty policeman, with whom he had been arguing over #BlackLivesMatter on Facebook. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:
A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.
That's what can be pieced together from the accounts of police and an uncle of Tyler Gebhard, who said the young man had been struggling with mental health issues. (snip)
Gebhard waged a long battle with bi-polar disorder, according to his uncle [Patrick Brogran].
It is fairly obvious that Gebhard was a gifted athlete and a hardworking young man, whose emotional instability was preyed upon by the racial grievance industry, which is gearing up to fan the flames of racial resentment for political profit on November.
Gebhard was remembered Sunday as an athlete who excelled at football as well as golf.
The Affton School District website notes that Gebhard received the Howard Foundation of St. Louis Scholarship prior to his 2014 high school graduation. The scholarship was awarded by the United Negro College Fund.
"He was a sweetheart," said Nikki Toal, a family friend and resident of Waterloo. "The nicest person you could ever meet."
The 2014 graduate of Affton High was a running back and linebacker.
Emotionally vulnerable and driven to desperation by the propaganda line that cops are gunning down innocent young black men, Gebhard reacted in an extreme manner, possibly off his meds:
"He was like a normal 20-year-old, (the family) had to stay on him to take his medication," said Brogan, also of Waterloo.
Gebhard’s emotional instability led him to lash out in a manner so threatening that the unnamed off-duty police officer whose home he attacked had no choice but to defend his family:
Gebhard, 20, and the officer were acquainted, and Gebhard made Facebook threats to the officer's family and “uninvolved members of the community” in advance of the Saturday encounter with the unidentified officer.
Gebhard threw a 50-pound concrete planter through the window and entered the Lakeshire residence as the officer's wife, mother-in-law and two young children struggled to escape through a bedroom window, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. The off-duty officer shot and killed Gebhard.
"I don’t think the officer had a choice — I honestly don’t,” Belmar told reporters on Saturday, labeling the situation “a very difficult position to be in.”
Gebhard’s death will probably go down as another police shooting of an unarmed black man, regardless of the circumstances. But responsibility for his death lies not with the man in blue who defended his family, but with those who convinced Gebhard that he was being hunted down because of his race,