Aloeng Vang killed St. Paul man who confronted him over his reckless driving

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Aloeng Vang
Aloeng Vang, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbor, Jeffrey Elling, after Elling confronted him over his reckless driving early Sunday morning.

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According to police, Elling, 50, was sitting on the porch of his East Side home on the 1400 block of York Avenue with his girlfriend around 3 a.m. when they observed an animal run across the street. They got off the porch and were attempting to follow the critter when a car raced down York, nearly hitting them. Elling then went to confront the driver, who stopped his car after speeding past the couple.

A Fox 9 report tells the story from there:
Vang got out of the car when Elling went to confront him and pushed him. Vang appeared intoxicated and fell to the ground from the push, charges said. The two men continued to talk, but then Vang went inside 1435 York Avenue and Elling and his girlfriend returned to sit on their front steps.

Several minutes later, a woman approached Elling and asked about the altercation with Vang. Elling said he was upset about Vang's driving, then he and his girlfriend went inside their home. Shortly thereafter, Elling got up to answer the door while his girlfriend sat in the kitchen. As Elling opened the door, his girlfriend heard two shots and the glass front door shatter, then saw Elling fall out onto the front steps and out of view.

Officers arrived and pronounced Elling dead at the scene, a bullet hole at the base of the front of his neck and shirt saturated with blood. His right leg was on the front stoop and left foot inside the home on the entry mat.
According to police, as officers investigated the murder scene that morning, Vang approached them and said, "I'm the guy you're looking for." He said he regretted shooting Elling and "should have just whooped his ass" instead.

KARE 11, citing the complaint, reports that Vang's wife and girlfriend both told investigators he was upset Elling had pushed and "disrespected" him.

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jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler

At least he owned up to what he had done. Not saying it's right, but that never seems to happen. Drunken stupidity and unfortunate for both their families.

glitch242
glitch242

i thought it was all Marilyn Manson and Violent video games that was the blame for this kind'a happenings, I myself blame sports and religion, 

Joe400
Joe400

Also it's stupid how some of you blame it on parenting skill! A kid who grew up from a good home can still kill a man any day like the boy who did the shooting in Sandy Hook elementary. Just show how stupid some you guys are! Dumb blondes!

Joe400
Joe400

This is why I hate white fucks! Just because another race is committing a crime, you guys assume all these dumb shits and come up with all these bs theory. This kid deserve to rot in jail and yes, it was stupid of Elling to confront Vang. Should of mind his own business unless Vang was fucking around him but what's done is done. May Elling R.I.P.  @mrkutiezngoodie; Why don't you go suck your dad's cock you white cunt! Did you forget that the shooting in Aurora  and Sandy Hook Elementary are two white crazy fuck! Yeah shut your fucken shitty ass mouth! Your bitch ass talking about being scared of Asians because they're crazy makes me laugh.

Joe400
Joe400

This is why I hate white fucks! Just because another race is committing a crime, you guys assume all these dumb shits and come up with all these bs theory. This kid deserve to rot in jail and yes, it was stupid of Elling to confront Vang. Should of mind his own business unless Vang was fucking around him but what's done is done. May Elling R.I.P.  @mrkutiezngoodie; Why don't you go suck your dad's cock you white cunt! Did you forget that the shooting in Aurora  and Sandy Hook Elementary are two white crazy fuck! Yeah shut your fucken shitty ass mouth! Your bitch ass talking about being scared of Asians because they're crazy makes me laugh.

aloha
aloha

All of this could've been avoided. No need to lay your hands on another person and you don't just go around shooting people for any reason at all. Simple.

Gramma Margie
Gramma Margie

dumb ass...we don't kill over that...ghetto mentality is right!

TSUTEY
TSUTEY

Of course when a Caucasian person does the killing, blame his mentality and his own actions but when it is a minority blame is parents bad parenting, "gangs", color and where he lives.

mrkutiezngoodie
mrkutiezngoodie

this is what happens when you fuck with asian people. They have a crazy blood in them. if they can kill their own husbands,wives,kids or family like many of the news you have seen or heard of what makes you think they won't think twice about killing another ethnicity. Be scare be very scare!

clairethoe
clairethoe

You people are a bunch of dumb asses. This is automatic racial profiling. None of you even know who this kid is. labeling him a gangster. Why? Because he's asian and lives on the eastside of st. paul? Sure he deserves whats coming to him because he's a dumb ass for shooting someone. Surely alot of people do alot of stupid things while intoxicated people do dumb things even when they're not intoxicated. Like in this case instead of calling the cops he walks over and pushes a guy that he knows is intoxicated. Thats begging to bring trouble to your door. This all could've been avoided had some1 had brains to call the boys in blue 911 and had someone had a brain to think what they were doing first before pulling the trigger. You blame parenting in this ha what a joke! i've seen suburbs kids with great moms/dads with great parenting and still their kids go out and open fire a gun or stab random people. Don't blame the parents. If this was a parenting case then i guess the 50yr old guy must've had shitty parenting too cause if his parent taught him well he would've known how to handle that situation way better especially at his age. Both of these person are dumb but killing some1 is no excuse. Condolences to both parties i'm sure that young kid won't last long in prison. 

clairethoe
clairethoe

You people are a bunch of dumb asses. This is automatic racial profiling. None of you even know who this kid is. labeling him a gangster. Why? Because he's asian and lives on the eastside of st. paul? Sure he deserves whats coming to him because he's a dumb ass for shooting someone. Surely alot of people do alot of stupid things while intoxicated people do dumb things even when they're not intoxicated. Like in this case instead of calling the cops he walks over and pushes a guy that he knows is intoxicated. Thats begging to bring trouble to your door. This all could've been avoided had some1 had brains to call the boys in blue 911 and had someone had a brain to think what they were doing first before pulling the trigger. You blame parenting in this ha what a joke! i've seen suburbs kids with great moms/dads with great parenting and still their kids go out and open fire a gun or stab random people. Don't blame the parents. If this was a parenting case then i guess the 50yr old guy must've had shitty parenting too cause if his parent taught him well he would've known how to handle that situation way better especially at his age. Both of these person are dumb but killing some1 is no excuse. Condolences to both parties i'm sure that young kid won't last long in prison. 

Marcia Andrusko Brue
Marcia Andrusko Brue

Yes Jamie you are correct----a 50 year guy (that I have known for 30 years) could have defended himself---but instead pushed the drunken guy with one finger---while vang 19 years---- rang the doorbell and hid behind a tree (his own words) then ambushed him====the coward should fry

Sizzle Pants Culp
Sizzle Pants Culp

Really? Race again? If anything, the dude was drunk. Maybe offer a legit mental health eval. To the individuals politicizing and bringing up race, you are the deep seeded issue here. We live in a fucked up melting pot. Unfortunately people are ass hats. Condolences to the victim's family..

MotherMuckraker Damuthafuccah
MotherMuckraker Damuthafuccah

Too many white folks just love telling Asians what to do.... asserting their privilege & manifest destiny. Elling was the one who pushed Vang to the ground first. Since this was a neighbor, I wonder if Elling had a history of messin with Vang over petty problems. Over time, it adds up. I doubt it was as simple as depicted in the news report.

Mike Ostroushko
Mike Ostroushko

Vang had to prove he was a man.. Instead he has just proven he's a pos.

Alex Browne
Alex Browne

Since you are bringing race into this why don't we talk about the numbers of black on black violent crimes, or the murder rate in Chicago. I wasn't making comments about race before but instead the 'ghetto' mentality that is ignored by the leaders of the communities most often at the center of this epidemic. You can put the blame wherever you want, but when it comes down to it the people at blame are the generation of people living in these hubs of violence that often look the other way or don't speak out because they don't want to be a 'snitch'. Just this week Obama used executive orders to ban import of "military style surplus weapons" do you think that has any effect on these street killings that plague our country? Obama is just as guilty of turning a blind eye as to the root of the problem. There will always be senseless killings committed by jealous boyfriends or mentally unstable individuals. There is more often these killings of young adults over disrespect, gang turf, or just plan boredom. By using the argument that white people have crime too just further perpetuates of idea of blaming others or ignoring the bigger problems.

carrieschultz76
carrieschultz76

none of you know him so why don't you stop you guys don't know anything about what was going on at the time he's a good person so before you even think about it people you. shouldn't even be pushing people especially when you don't know them ... know what you getting into we was also when we were younger is somebody put their hands on you defend yourself so all he did was defend himself so I don't know you go get a life and stop talking s*** because you dont know him

# FREE ALOENG !

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Joe400 I, for one, don't like fucks of any color.

tron
tron

@Joe400 Your grammar and self contradiction over generalizing races makes me laugh. 

really
really

@clairethoe oh shut up you big crybaby. this kid is a piece of shit. why? because he killed a guy. pull your head out your ass you retard. 

Fckthefreeworld
Fckthefreeworld

@Sizzle Pants Culp Who Gives 2 Fucks About The victims Family .

really
really

@MotherMuckraker Damuthafuccah just shut up an finish mopping the floors. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@MotherMuckraker Damuthafuccah 

So you act like a motherfucking ADULT and call the police.  Get witness statements. File a restraining order.  Press charges.  Whatever.  You do NOT walk over and shoot them in the throat like a butthurt little bitch.  This little bitch needs to go away for life.

Onan
Onan

@carrieschultz76  "he did was defend himself"


Uh, sorry Sweetie but getting up, dusting yourself off, going into your house to grab a firearm and then going back to kill the one you must "defend" yourself against is not "defending yourself"...it's murder.

Zbert
Zbert

@carrieschultz76 He's a good person??? WTF, he shot and killed the guy.  I don't care how nice he is when not shooting people... he still took a gun and shot someone. Defending himself? He went to the house after the initial altercation and shot a defenseless man at his door. That is premeditated murder you dolt.

#YOUBELONGINJAILWITHHIMIFYOUTHINKTHATISOKBEHAVIOR

mrkutiezngoodie
mrkutiezngoodie

 @really you should be. If you think you're such a badass why don't you go and try it. Lets see if we will be reading about you on the news. lol

Fckthefreeworld
Fckthefreeworld

@really YOur White Friend Is A Retard If I Was Aloeng I Would've Stabbed Him In The Stomach And Slit His Throat slowly so He Felt It

carrieschultz76
carrieschultz76

and if it would have beenn the other way around nobody would be mad everybody would have thought he deserved it so at the end of the day it's because he's Asian you guys are all racial profiling him... you guys don't know what was going on so yes when you push somebody better believe youll be ready for what's going to happen and who is out doors up smoking a cigarette at 3 o'clock in the morning chasing an animal cross the street didn't know what it was so yes I think he was all strung out on something lets be real here strung out on something

tron
tron

@_Joe_ @Fckthefreeworld Joe makes me laugh at his self contradiction of generalizing races and anonymous internet tough guy attitude over someone else's anonymous internet tough guy attitude. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Fckthefreeworld *shudder*  Whhoooooo.  BIg fucking words from anonymous internet guy.  What are you?  Twelve?

Onan
Onan

@mrkutiezngoodie  - i'm very scare.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@carrieschultz76 

The reason you're so mad is because you know you're wrong.  But whatever.  Let's just wait and see what the judge thinks.

carrieschultz76
carrieschultz76

your constintly talking bout the other guy being the "victim" but in all reality he chose his fate that night

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Fckthefreeworld  Sure.  Could have been avoided if Aloeng hadn't been driving drunk like an asshole too.  Coulda been avoided if the victim hadn't been outside.  Coulda been avoided if one or both of them hadn't been born.  How far back do you want to go?  The fact remains, only one person chose to commit felony murder that night.

Ickabel
Ickabel

@carrieschultz76Where you there carrie?  How do you know that your punkass coward friend of yours wasn't being aggressive before he was pushed? ...he was, after all, aggressive enough to go get a gun and shoot him later while hiding behind a tree. I'll tell you what, considering that most police don't do jack SHIT unless there is a murder involved, I wouldn't of wasted my time calling them if I was in that situation, I would have told your boy the same damn thing - slow the hell down and yep, if he had gotten anywhere near me, I would have pushed at him too (which by the way, your boy only fell because he was drunk)....just the simple fact that you seem to find logic that this could have been avoided by a man who was in his house and only came to the door when there was a knock and  that it's even remotely okay to retaliate with a weapon (and a pretty major weapon at that) sickens me.  Now, let me play devils advocate, so you boy is a 'good boy'  well he sure made a major fucked up mistake, ruined two lives (and many others, daughter's, friends, family) in one fell swoop.

Onan
Onan

@carrieschultz76  - "no your racist"

Nowhere in this particular discussion thread has race even been brought up as a topic.

Please tell us how we are "racist?"

_Joe_
_Joe_

@carrieschultz76 No dear.  The FACT, is that he murdered someone.  Your OPINION is that he is a "good guy"  MY OPINION is that murderers are not "good guys"  You don't get to murder people.  Even when they push you.  My 2 year old knows that.

carrieschultz76
carrieschultz76

its obvious he is going to jail , this whole situation could have been avoided if your friend would have just picked up the phone and not taking it into his own hands if he wasn't strung out he could of used his head then the whole situation could have been avoided.

Ickabel
Ickabel

@carrieschultz76  

You're BOY is going to Jail, he admitted to murder.  RIP to my friend Jeff, this loss is tragic. 


carrieschultz76
carrieschultz76

no your racist so that just shows everything older people need to learn about the younger generation and what not to do it's that simple your opinion is your opinion and my fact is my fact so go ahead try to make him seem like a monster but he's not you guys will put your opinions out here try to make him look like a monster but at the end of the day everybody's know him no the truth unlike you let's get to the point of the other guy was strung out on something that's why he pushed him if he wouldnt of pushed him and would just told him to slow down nobody woulda been mad

_Joe_
_Joe_

@carrieschultz76 I don't have to "know him."  And I don't fucking care what race he is.  He's a MURDERER and that trumps anything else you can say about him.

carrieschultz76
carrieschultz76

the fact is you guys are all racial profiling and the fact that you guys don't know him so you don't know what was going on and the fact that everything is his fault no it wasnt ... you don't push somebody 3 o'clock in the morning especially when their driving fast ... usually there's something that's happened okay and on top of that everybody said all you a lot of the salon that at the end of the day why don't you guys get all the facts you're but getting the big picture here yes he killed somebody he shouldn't have done that he should have whooped his ass but you do not push people you don't know so maybe the bigger picture is finding out what's the white guy what's on and you could have your opinion that's perfectly fine for my opinion is my opinion so you don't need to understand it got it right. Point blank. So do your little investigating and keep your opinions somewhere else off of my opinion

Onan
Onan

@carrieschultz76  - 

If someone "pushes" me, I'm most likely NOT going to go into my house, grab my gun and shoot the "pusher." If I *did* do that, I would be MURDERING someone.

You understand that, don't you?

I'm still trying to figure out WTF you are telling yourself to keep trying to defend someone who appears to be a drunk driver, almost hits someone with the car, and decides to end an altercation with his neighbor by murdering said neighbor in cold blood after feeling "disrespected?"

In a civilized society, you don't get to take a life for feeling "disrespected." 

Seriously, what is going through that little mind of yours??


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