Marvell Weaver: Teen Fails ‘Knockout Game,’ Gets Shot by Intended Victim (+Photos)
Marvell Weaver: Teen Fails ‘Knockout Game,’ Gets Shot by Intended Victim (+Photos)

Marvell Weaver, a 17-year-old Lansing, MI resident, recently failed at the so-called knockout game and got shot and arrested.

The infamous game is where young people try to knock out random people with one punch.

Weaver hopped out of a van with two of his friends, and tried to attack an unidentified man with a taser.

But the taser didn’t work, and the would-be victim was conceal-carrying a .40 caliber pistol, reported WILX.

The man then shot Weaver twice, in the leg and near his spine, and Weaver was later arrested.

Weaver said that the one-year jail sentence he received was getting off easy.

A homeless man is punched as part of the “knockout game” in Chicago. (Screenshot/WILX)

“It was just a lesson learned,” Weaver said. “I wish I hadn’t played the game at all.”

Weaver said that he’s played the game with his friends six or seven times before.

“It wouldn’t be an every day game, just a certain game to be played on certain days,” he said. “You don’t even try to rob them or anything. That’s the game.”

He said they played it because he was dared, and he and his friends were usually high.

Weaver’s Facebook profile shows him drinking with friends, and in one picture he’s holding a shotgun.

On Twitter, he posted earlier in the year that he would “blow your mouth back.”

Regarding the game, Robert Merritt, a police officer in Lansing, said that there’s a price to pay.

“A good example is Marvell Weaver,” he said.

And the man who was almost a victim–who was waiting for his six-year-old daughter to be dropped off from school–said the game is no joke.

If Weaver had succeeded in knocking him out, “My child would’ve been left with the aftermath of seeing her father in any type of way I would’ve been left,” the man said.


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  • Mark Haaseth

    How is this a game? If I punch your grandfather in the face and knock him out or your mother, is it still a game? Hahaha, no big deal if I leave them on the sidewalk, you little sociopathic scumbag?

  • Timothy K. Ready

    Concealed carry = peace of mind. Liberals- you want my guns? Come and get ’em. Your Obama America is a savage hellhole.

    • Brian Smith

      You moron, no liberal is trying to take away concealed carry because most of them are permit holders including myself. only you in your deluded mind would ever think differently.

      • Steve Zimmerman

        Well maybe you had better keep a close eye on who’s claiming to represent the “liberals” cause someone’s putting the notion forward.

        • Adam

          Yes, and its called Fox News.

        • kaththee

          Wow, like we never talked to a “liberal” and don’t know what they say. Like we have to depend on the news to know what leftist think and want! Self proclaimed “liberals” talk out of both sides of their mouth. The leftist progressive (who doesn’t have a liberal bone in his body) wants to curtail your right to own a gun and protect yourself. He wants to take certain guns now (the mean ugly ones that you don’t “need” ), register the rest and come back for those later.

          • davidfGuest

            You know how nutty and dogmatic you sound?

            Probably not.

          • majorgo

            When you have been beaten or threatened several times log on and tell us how feel. LOCK N LOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • evilahole2

        You moron, you probably don’t live in California, do you? Come out here and apply for a permit in an urban area, moron. See if you get one, moron, even after taking a CCW class IF the sheriff allows such classes, moron.

        • Brian Smith

          Why the f— would I want to move to California?

      • Daniel P Hanover

        Democrats, liberals, and their assorted fellow travelers ANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS, and render you helpless to the criminal scum that always votes for the Democrats.

        • Chrstnsn

          We’d just like to take the guns away from obviously mentally unstable people like you Foxy………. More beliefs over facts Danny. Try this FACT: more friends and relatives of gun owners get shot by those guns than they’re ever used to save their lives with them.

          • Christopher Lee Hartsock

            You mean if you count the suicides, of course.

          • majorgo

            another delusional lib, your next stupid comment will be rational law bidding gun owners should NOT bring their guns to certain places

      • majorgo

        Your delusional a..hole look at the history of liberals Over half the DEM senators are in favor of some gun control, NOW, TODAY!!!!!!!!!

        • Brian Smith

          The only delusional ahole is you. If you actually knew about history you would know that conservatives have been for gun control for just as long as liberals. Only the outspoken wing nuts of the right would ever make you think differently.

    • Don

      Liberals don’t want your guns. We have our own. Don’t believe everything Fox News tells you.

    • Tommy_S

      This liberal owns guns too moron. Obama was never coming for yours, you’re just too stupid to tell when some right-wing douche is lying to you.

      • rwperkinsjr

        Or maybe we are smart enough to read the Executive Orders your messiah is putting through on a daily basis.

        Oh yeah we also wanted to know what was in your Oliarcare BEFORE we passed it but you stupid libtards and democraps said, “We have to pass it to see what’s in it,” really?

        He wants to take your guns too so my suggestion is we quit this libtard crap throwing and get on the same side… the side of AMERICA.

        • mambobananapatch

          ‘Murca! Proud of stupid!

        • Brian Smith

          How bout you turn off Fox News, tell the treasonous Tea Party to piss off, quit your republitard crap, and join the educated side of America. In the end we will prevail because people are becoming wise to your groups line of bullshit.

    • Adam

      No one wants your guns. Jesus.

      • mambobananapatch

        He’s a conservative. Without fear, he’d have nothing, and he certainly wouldn’t need guns.

  • Justin Edwards

    Well this is the product of the Cultural Marxists.

    • Brian Smith

      aka the republican party

    • Daniel P Hanover

      A result of OBAMACARE.

      • Brian Smith

        You are the result of a botched abortion.

    • LordBobo

      It’s true. At the height of Communism, Russia’s streets were filled with unemployed youths knocking people out at random. It’s in the history books. Study it out people!

  • everyones retarded

    good reason to carry a gun everywhere you go. never know when some big shot is gonna assault you

    • Daniel P Hanover

      I agree !

  • John Walt

    The victim needs more target time.

  • Rodney

    Interesting that part of the “game” is a surprise strike or “sucker” punch. The victim generally doesn’t expect it or see it coming. Real tough-guy tactics. It says even more about the (lack of) character of those playing the game. Congrats to the unidentified man’s successful defense. I think I’ll go to the range tomorrow and practice a bit with this in mind.

  • Firstname Lastname

    I would have finished him off. No reason to let these useless children live. The sooner they realize that their friend will DIE when do this, it will end.

    • Daniel P Hanover

      I agree.

    • kaththee

      Well, I wouldn’t have given him the two extra shots to the head. But I do wish the punk had died. He has no compassion or empathy. Without empathy a human being is worthless. No, he is less than worthless because without empathy people cause damage, harm and pain everywhere they go. Empathy is the one thing that makes a person must have to be valuable to society. That is why I know I couldn’t finish him off. Still I wish he were dead. I know that isn’t logical but I can’t help it. They aren’t “children” either. My children were children at that age certainly but they aren’t growing anymore. They are feral stunted offspring that you and I paid to be born.

  • Montoya

    17 years old?! But that would make him… well there was this one case… a boy was the victim of a shooting… poor kid… what was that case again?

    • saspecht

      A “victim” that attacked another man first. A “victim” that ambushed a man. It is sad that it happened, because Zimmerman is an idiot, but had that other “victim” acted in a civilized manor with speech instead of violence, he would still be alive. However, he didn’t and he isn’t.

  • Lee Miller

    “Knockout Game”, meet “Call of Duty”

  • evilahole2


  • Daniel P Hanover

    Certainly not enough time in jail for this criminal.

  • johnsmith9875

    Intentionally hitting a person specifically on the head should be attempted murder. You can easily kill a person that way. Its nothing like kicking somebody in the testicles or hitting them on the knee.

  • liberty619

    they need to be shot and society cleansed of this cancer.

  • liberty619

    I would blow that punks head right off his shoulders.

  • liberty619

    why is it that in every article about this new “game” the players of said “game” are all black? What is wrong blacks? Is this how black people raise their children? Is that racist? Seems like blacks running around sucker punching unsuspecting white folks is racist.

    • LordBobo

      They managed to get one in the WHITE House, so these must be their “reparations”. Thanks Obama.

  • rwperkinsjr

    Luckily he hasn’t been able to do it yet since the American people, that are paying attention, have given ample resistance. We have not played into his ploys to create an atmosphere that he could declare martial law, although it has been tested in Boston and NJ, either showing restraint far and above that of previous generations. His “Affordable Care Act” is a dismal failure and an embarrassment to the American people. Nancy Pelosi, of all people tells us, “We have to pass it to see what’s in it.” Are you serious? Do you ever sign a contract without reading it? Do you ever sign anything without reading it?

    I honestly suggest you research the nature and amount of Executive Orders that get passed through on a daily basis that cannot be stopped. A few Google, Yahoo, Bing searches worded properly and a whole new world of factual information is available to you. I suggest you become an informed voter by the 2014 and 2016 elections.

    Quit being opinionated and start being informed. Each of your children already owe over $50,000 to pay for this mess… think of that.

    • LordBobo

      That Nancy Pelosi thing has always been incorrectly quoted on Fox/Limbaugh and you should learn that so you don’t look like a moron.

      She actually said “We have to pass it before You know what’s in it.” Just like ALLLLL legislation. There are usually at least 3-4 versions of the same bill floating around with slightly different wording or changes in them, and until “We” (congress) passes it, “You” (the public) don’t know what’s in it. Seriously, go find the youtube where she made the statement.

      It’s one thing to be mad about the real stuff, but when you waste your energy on the fake stuff it detracts from your real argument.

      Take the extra tiny step to read up on that single flawed part of your argument so you can stop repeating it. People might be more willing to listen to your other points if you didn’t insert that misquoted line in there. And honestly, blame Fox, because even today they quote that same line incorrectly because it upsets their viewers so much.

      Don’t be part of a mindless angry mob. Study it out.

      • majorgo

        Speaking of mindless and clueless, no proposed bill should EVER BE 2500 FREAKIN PAGES. Lordbobo everyone of the mind-numbed robotic DEMS in the House voted for it. Not one Republican voted for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christopher Lee Hartsock

    Piece of cake. Police and military working in unison during Katrina to disarm lawful gun owners with looters not even 200 yards away. Even though a federal court said this was unconstitutional, many of the confiscated guns just disappeared.


  • Christopher Lee Hartsock

    Is anyone else disturbed by the one-year sentence? The kid jumped out with a taser in his hand…armed. And then claimed it was the knockout game. Uhm….tasers aren’t fists.
    This is a felonious assault with a deadly weapon. Stop playing into the hands of the media who want you to think this is ‘trending’ with a smattering of K-O Game incidents.

    Sensationalizing this as if we have to worry about this game more than being shot by a cop, groped by a TSA agent, or spied on by our own government, is just one more distraction.

  • TechCrazy

    Why not just shoot the kid in the head on the spot. We are suffering a population explosion. I am sure the game would stop quite fast. If your legally allowed to kill anyone playing the game.

  • dwinkle

    Funny how we didn’t have “games” like this when most people owned guns.

  • LordBobo

    I guess we’re lucky that taser failed, or you’d have a bunch of kids running around with that guys gun.

    And how is jumping somebody back in February with a taser related to the this new Fox-craze? I think the “knock-out” game is as common as that thing a few years back that If you blinked your lights at another car at night (who’s lights were off, but they were driving), then that meant you were going to be chased down and killed as part of a gang initiation. That story never panned out, and neither did that Central Park “wilding” story from the 80s.

  • solly

    And the man who was almost a victim–who was waiting for his six-year-old
    daughter to be dropped off from school.

    Nice game – leave a six-year-old with a knocked out dad.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad the dirtbag is still alive. A third shot to the head was in order.

  • Ghostdog

    I wonder if he also looks like the presidents son?

    • Hannibal Is at the Gates

      I knew someone was going to say that lol.

      • Ghostdog

        Its so joyous to keep re-invoking one of the most moronic comments of our political history. Worthy of all the stupidity of Clinton’s “definition of what, is, is” and Bush’s 8 year ride of malapropos. This wont get old for me for at least another 20 years. Stay Tuned…

  • ed

    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

  • ed

    Citation required.

  • Dr Wood

    When walking your friend or buddy should walk behind you if there is some kind nasty s–t about to happen your friend could clobber the other one on his azz or put him out of his miserable life.

  • jagans

    How did this weaver scumbag get One Stinking Year for Felony Assault?, and why wasent the charge Attempted Murder? This guy should be doing 20 to life.

  • jagans

    ” Lesson Learned”???? This guy calls this a lesson learned? He actually had to attack an innocent person and get shot to “Learn” that he should not have done this? Who raised this slug? Sorry, slugs, I did not mean to demean you.

  • majorgo

    The police should give him a medal!!!!!!!!! I take my gun everywhere, take notice slimeballs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brian Smith

    Another sheep spouting out the BS lies of the Tea Party. Show me proof to back up your claims or shut up.

  • Hannibal Is at the Gates

    Center mass between the nipples and the throat.

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