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.

      • Don

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

    • Justin Edwards

      Well this is the product of the Cultural Marxists.

      • Brian Smith

        aka the republican party

    • everyones retarded

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

    • 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.