Man charged with killing suspected car burglar http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=8103779 FAST FACTS: * 22-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter * Police say he shot a man breaking into his car * Shooting victim's family demands answers (MEMPHIS, TN 4/1/2008) A 22-year-old man is behind bars after he took the law into his own hands. Police say he shot and killed a man he caught breaking into his car. The shooting happened at the Pinewood Manor Apartments in Whitehaven early Monday morning. Christopher Simmons has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. The man he's accused of shooting has been identified as Kendrick Watkins. According to court records, he has been in trouble with the law before. But his family says that doesn't justify in any way what happened to him. Police say Simmons unloaded his pistol on Watkins as the 22-year-old ran from the scene. According to court papers, Watkins stole a TV monitor out of Simmons' vehicle. He took off on foot as Simmons fired several shots at him. "The only time you can use deadly force is if you fear for you life and normally you cannot shoot someone who is breaking into your vehicle," said Lt. Col. Mark McClain of the Memphis Police Department during an interview on Monday. It appears Simmons was fed up. According to court papers, he told police his car had been broken into four times in the past year. "You can't kill nobody because you're sick of something," said Watkins' sister-in-law, Andrica Sawyer. "I just hurt," she said. "He's got two babies, [Simmons] didn't have to shoot him that many times. He didn't really have to shoot him at all." Watkins leaves behind two children, 1-year-old Alexander and her big brother Andravius. He just turned three Tuesday. They're too young to understand what happened, Sawyer says she may never understand either. "There's two parts to every story. We can't get the second part because Kendrick's gone," she said. ---- Fuck that he should get a goddamn medal.