Posted May 2, 2016: reposted with updates
LOGLINE: Things go majorly wrong at a local inner city bodega when a shoplifting prank takes a wrong turn and a 10 year old boy is shot and killed. A true to life story of two brothers growing up in the inner city.
SYNOPSIS: Wes (10), has always looked up to his older brother Dre (13) and has always wanted to be included in his older brother’s group of friends. As a playful prank to try and deter his younger brother from bad influences, Dre tries to coerce Wes into stealing some sodas and snacks at the local bodega, not unlike a scene in one of their video games, thinking that Wes will be too scared to accept. Without fully understanding the possible consequences, Dre ups the ante by convincing Wes to use a toy gun to hold up the store owner. Wes, not wanting to look like a little kid, doesn’t give in and soon both boys find themselves at the bodega. They enter the store as their nerves start to get unhinged. Things turn terribly wrong and the simple prank turns deadly when the bodega owner accidentally shoots and kills Wes thinking that the toy gun was real.
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