Man with concealed weapon shoots ‘knockout game’ attacker – twice

A Michigan man with a concealed handgun and two quick bullets stopped one “knockout game” cold.

And the teen who was shot is telling a local television station it was far from the first time he’d attacked an innocent person chosen at random. But it was probably the last.


Marvell Weaver is serving a year in jail for attacking a perfect stranger as part of a “knockout game.”

In a WILX News 10 report Thursday, 17-year-old Marvell Weaver – now serving a year in jail for the assault — told an interviewer he used a taser to attack the unnamed victim Feb. 26, while the victim waited for his daughter at a bus stop. It was just a game, he said, one he’d played before.

“Not many, six or seven,” he told the Lansing, Mich., station, like a half-dozen violent attacks is just something kids do when they’re bored. “It wouldn’t be an everyday game, just a certain game to be played on certain days. You don’t even try to rob them or anything. That’s the game.”

Weaver said his group liked to hit crowds, for ease of escape, and played while high on drugs. The victim could be anybody – any age, any gender.

The victim in this case, though, was playing for keeps.

“He shoved something into my side. I wasn’t sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn’t sure if it was a knife or a gun,” the victim told WILX.

Turns out, it was taser. Weaver was trying to knock him out without throwing a punch, but the weapon malfunctioned.

The victim’s .40 caliber handgun, though, was working fine. He shot Weaver twice, once in the leg and once in the back – a bullet that hit an inch away from his spine.

“It was just a lesson learned. I wish I hadn’t played the game at all,” Weaver told the station.

His intended victim is glad he had the arms to defend himself – for his own sake, and his 6-year-old daughter’s.

“What they tried to do to me wouldn’t have been a joke if they would’ve succeeded,” the man told WILX. “My child would’ve been left with the aftermath of seeing her father in any type of way I would’ve been left.”

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


97 thoughts on “Man with concealed weapon shoots ‘knockout game’ attacker – twice

  1. patriot1742 says:

    Quit using the word TEEN – men at this age went to VIETNAM and they did not take a cheap shot at a man with his child.

  2. Doug says:

    The power of the pistol.

  3. Grant Ritchie says:

    And blacks wonder why we hate them.

    1. Thomas Viveiros says:

      I do have many African American Friends Grant most of whom cannot stand the no good lazy smelly commie socialist scumbag muzzie Hussein Owebama . Oh I know 95% of African American’s voted for the scumbag FagBait in Chief but I’m not afraid to love the 5% lol .

    2. Funkmaster5000 says:

      I don’t hate blacks. I hate moronic a$$holes. Like you.

      1. Grant Ritchie says:

        Spoken like a man who has never suffered or had a loved one suffer robbery, rape, or murder at the hands of our brown brethren. Oh, and now we have the “knockout” game to contend with. Celebrate diversity, Funkmaster. 🙂

        1. Funkmaster5000 says:

          Actually, spoken like a man whose 78 year old father was beaten to within an inch of his life by a black guy who burglarized his home, then snuck up behind him and beat him unconscious and bloody with a heavy leaded crystal ashtray. After 120 stitches and month long hospital stay, my father was never the same. I do celebrate diversity. I do not celebrate violent scumbags behaving like rabid animals. But thanks for the insight into something you know absolutely nothing about.

          1. Grant Ritchie says:

            Don’t know what to say, Funk. You keep “Celebrating diversity.” I’ll keep crossing the street.

          2. Funkmaster5000 says:

            Sounds good to me.

          3. cris says:

            “I do celebrate diversity” WTH does that really mean?? There’s no virtue in doing this…merely makes one sound high-minded, operating above the fray, and rids them of a guilty conscience

          4. Funkmaster5000 says:

            It means I like to explore different ideas and viewpoints. You go ahead and celebrate conformity and narrow mindedness if it make your happy. I really couldn’t give a f uck what you think.

          5. cris says:

            Right on cue…you certainly don’t celebrate my diversity! Another hypocrite! You only ‘celebrate’ that which you agree with

          6. Funkmaster5000 says:

            Jeez, are you always such a douchebag? Go away and play with yourself.

  4. Funkmaster5000 says:

    Where’s George Zimmerman when you really need him?

  5. chellethesouthernbelle says:

    pretty appropriate I’d say!

  6. Cyber Slammer says:

    Haha it’s monkey season on all Trayvons. Be warned.

  7. F-14 Navy Vet says:

    That’s why I prefer the .45 ACP over smaller caliber. Knockout game players are criminals who commit assault & battery, attempted murder and sometimes become murderers. They all need the fear of God put in them. Not a game…

    1. Thomas Viveiros says:

      Nothing like the ole 1911 Tomcat . The 9mm US Mil issued sidearm is more a danger to the operator than the intended victim in my humble opinion unless one can them in one eye , the other or anywhere inbetween especially if they have body armor on .

  8. WillyH says:

    The knockout “game”? What kind of monsters are we raising. These people don’t even have enough sense or concept of the reality that these are real people they are attacking, not computer games.

    1. Grant Ritchie says:

      “We’re” not raising them. Their black parents AREN’T raising them.

  9. Doug Click says:

    Bingo! Years back I gave a robber the same treatment with a 12 gauge.

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