Boy Robbed At Gunpoint: “I Was Thinking, Am I Really Going To Die?”

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(Memphis) Armed robbers made their way into a 13-year-old boy's home while he was alone, and he says he's grateful to be alive.

The home invasion happened just before 9 Monday night in the 3900 block of Mountain Terrace.

His mom had just left to make a quick stop at the grocery store when he says the robbers knocked on the door.

“I went to the door and they asked for my mother. I said my mother wasn’t here and they yanked the door open on me,” he said.

Kyron Caruthers said his young life flashed before his eyes as two robbers barged through the front door of his Raleigh home.

“I was thinking, am I really going to die or not. I was really frightened,” he said.

They aimed guns at his chest and demanded money, then led him to a bathroom.

“He had the gun to my head, and mugged me with the gun and forced me into the bathroom. I turned the lights on and he said turn the light off.”

In the bathroom, he prayed.

“I was trying to see if God was on my side. He truly was. I am truly blessed to see another day,” he said.

The robbers ransacked the home, taking TVs and an Xbox.

When they left, Kyron ran to a neighbor's house to call his mom.

“He was like mom I just got robbed,” Karon Banks said.

Banks doesn’t know why the robbers asked for her, but is grateful they were caught.

Police arrested 18-year-old Sedrick Davis.

According to the police affidavit, two other co-defendants were identified as Michael Ferguson and Jarvis Blackburn.

“The TVs and everything that they took, that's material to me. I couldn't care less about that. His life was more important,” Banks said.

She said she and her son both learned valuable lessons from this scary situation.

“It was a lesson to be learned to him that I always tell him you never open the door if you’re alone,” she said. “It taught me a lesson too. Do not leave my child alone because you never know what can happen or who can pop up at your door.”

Davis is in jail charged with aggravated robbery, being held on $75,000 bond.

The other two suspects are not listed in the system. The victim says they were juveniles.


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