Earlier this week in Kenneth City Florida, Gjon Hila entered the home of 52 year old Tonin Poti while Poti was hosting a Christmas party. Upon Hila’s entering, neighbors reported that they heard the screams of women and children. Shortly after the screaming started so did the gun shots.
Hila shot both Poti and Poti’s son in law Gzim Rrgalla, 38 as well as wounded several other unidentified people.
Tonin Poti’s neighbor, who is also his son, 28 year old Elton Poti heard the commotion and rushed directly over to his father’s house where he promptly shot Hila dead.
Miraculously, the elder Poti and Rrgalla were still alive and were rushed to the hospital where they were treated for “life threatening injuries”.
Not only is this yet another example of a firearm being used to save an entire family from a murderer but also another reminder of how far away the police are when you really need them.
In this situation it was ONE block.
That’s right. The Poti’s live about a block away from the Kenneth City Police Department.
But even being so close, if Elton Poti decided to take a different action, where he got on the phone and called the police and waited for their arrival his father and brother in law would be dead and who knows about the women and the children. First the phone call takes time to make, then it needs to be routed to the proper officers and then they have to get moving. Even a block away, police could have taken minutes to arrive that the victims could not afford.
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