Once again, a discussion on “Stand Your Ground” laws and race relations is likely to erupt in America.

And similar to the 2012 incident involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the nation’s attention will focus on the controversial death of a black teenager in Florida.

A CBS-Miami video has gone viral, showing relatives of Trevon Johnson justifying the attempted robbery that ultimately lead to his death.


The 17-year-old home invader was shot and killed after a 54-year-old female homeowner responded to a notice from her home surveillance system of a live break-in.

“What’s wrong with her?” Johnson’s sister, Nisha Johnson, told the CBS affiliate. “She did not have to shoot him,” she added.

Johnson’s cousin, Nautika Harris, further defended the home invasion:

“I don’t care if she have her gun license, her rights, or any of that,” said Harris. “That is way beyond law. Way beyond. If she called the police already, why would she shoot him?”

“You have to understand, you have to look at it from a child’s point of view that was raised in the hood. How he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school?” asked Harris.

But Gwendolyn Jenrette, the homeowner, wasn’t about to engage in a lively debate about cultural indifferences.

According to police reports, Jenrette raced home to check on her property after her security system alerted her to the break-in.

That’s when the confrontation took place.

“She observed a subject exiting the home through the rear,” Miami-Dade Police spokesman, Daniel Ferrin, told CBS-Miami. “At that point, there was some type of a quick confrontation.”

 Jenrette fired just one shot to defend her home and belongings as Johnson was exiting the home through the window.

Police immediately arrived and attempted CPR, but Johnson was ultimately pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Will she be held legally responsible for the robber’s death?

That’s the question coming from many “Black Lives Matter” supporters.

The “Black Lives Matter” movement, endorsed and supported by both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, may have more legal ground to stand on than they did in the Trayvon Martin case.

While the Travyon Martin and George Zimmerman case was presented as self-defense, where Zimmerman was ultimately found not guilty in the death of Martin using Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws, this latest incident could prove even more complicated.

Since Jenrette shot the home invader as he was exiting a window, Johnson’s relatives could argue Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws do not apply because Jenrette may not have had reason to believe using deadly force was necessary to prevent her immediate death or great bodily harm.

While this has the makings of another long and drawn-out debate over racial division and “Stand Your Ground” laws in America, many are still scratching their heads at the comments of Johnson’s relatives and their justification of his attempted robbery.

Nationally syndicated talk show host Rush Limbaugh recently shared his thoughts with viewers:

“She actually said, ‘How else is he gonna get his money?  You have to understand, he’s from the hood.’ I mean, there’s two different worlds here, as though that’s perfectly acceptable. And if you have it and somebody else doesn’t, and this somebody who doesn’t lives in the hood, you have to understand this is how they get stuff.  And you’ve gotta be tolerant. Where does that kind of thinking come from?”

 For now, it’s unclear whether President Obama or Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice will investigate the incident further.

 This was not the home invader’s first run-in with the law. Earlier this year, Trevon Johnston was arrested on another charge.