Brother of Jets safety (Abram Elam) fatally shot in Florida

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  1. Dayton Cowboy

    Dayton Cowboy Active Member

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    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP)—The older brother of New York Jets safety Abram Elam was fatally shot, the third sibling in the family to die by gunfire since 1987.

    Riviera Beach police officers were called to the scene of a shooting at about 12:35 p.m. Friday, and found Donald Charles Elam shot in the lower back, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Donald Elam, 33, was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that Abram Elam’s brother, Donald Runner, was fatally shot in 1987. He was 17. Christina Elam, his sister, was shot in 1999.

    “Abram learned this afternoon that his brother has been killed; the circumstances of his death are still unclear,” the Jets said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Abram and his family.”

    Donald Elam was once the youngest person in the Palm Beach County indicted on a first-degree murder charge, the Post said. Elam, then 14, was acquitted of the 1989 shooting.;_ylt=AjWQC3.P3O1wkL2MFu.RUW1DubYF?slug=ap-jets-elambrothershot&prov=ap&type=lgns
  2. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    That family is in my prayers.
  3. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    they're in my prayers too.:(
  4. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Talk about a major turnaround for a place. I have family in South Florida and Palm Beach use to be the county that is very safe of the three major South Florida counties. The county where you didn't have to worry about hearing this ever happening. All of a sudden in the past 5 years, it has taking a turn for a worse and is trying to emulate(sp) Dade Co.

    My Prayers are out to the Elam family.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'm wondering if the circumstances were similiar in each shooting.
  6. ThatsmyQB

    ThatsmyQB Benched

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    That family is a bunch of THUGS!
    I'm sick of feeling bad for these types of people!
    Everyone wants to act like a tough guy instead of walkin away or trying out of trouble, they get what they deserve IMO!

    One of my favorite parts in a movie was Casino, when Deniro was acting nice trying to give a pen back to the guy before someone stole it on him, and the guy "TOUGHT GUY" had to start with Deniro for no reason other then to be a tough guy, then Joe Pesci comes over and takes the pen and starts stabbing the guy in the neck about 20 times, and then you hear Joe Pescis' charatcer say "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TOUGH GUY THAT TOLD MY FRIEND TO STICK THE PEN UP HIS ***? ALL I HEAR NOW IS A LITTLE BABY CRYING"
    I'd love to be able to do that to a ton of people with low self esteem who just pick on smaller people because they can and try and act liek a tough guy, I can't so, it was good to see what I'd like to do to these types of thugs in a movie that I would like too but can't in real life.
    EVERYONE'S a tough guy, until someone acts back and messes them up, then they're all the same, crying like little babies!

    Not sayig I know the circumstances of this death, bu the 3rd person in hte family to get shot to death?
    I'm sorry, but anymore then ONE and it's no longer just being in the wrong place at the wrong time!

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