Soldier killed in potential hate crime

Spc. Tevin Geike (Image from q13fox.com)

Spc. Tevin Geike (Image from q13fox.com)

The stabbing death of a soldier from South Carolina may be prosecuted as a hate crime, officials say.

KIRO TV in Washington reports 20-year-old Spc. Tevin A. Geike, from Summerville, S.C., died Saturday after a racial insult was shouted at three white soldiers by one of five black men in a passing car.

Geike, who graduated from high school in North Charleston, S.C., in 2010, had served in the military for three years and had no combat experience, said an Army spokesman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Lakewood, Wash., police said Geike and two fellow members of the 7th Infantry Division were walking alongside Pacific Highway when a vehicle approached and someone yelled at the soldiers. The pedestrians allegedly yelled back that soldiers should be treated with respect.

The soldiers told police the car stopped, turned around and five men got out of the car and surrounded them. A verbal confrontation ensued.

After learning the pedestrians were indeed soldiers, the driver of the car told his passengers to return to the car, police said.

One of the suspects appeared to bump Geike, who fell to the ground with multiple stab wounds. He died at the scene.

Geike was about to be discharged from the Army. He was getting ready to move off base in 5 days.

Police are looking for the suspects and a blue Jetta or BMW with tinted windows and low-profile tires. Investigators have recovered surveillance video, but it is not good enough to ID the suspects or the car. No arrests had been made by Sunday evening.

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47 comments Add your comment

BenDaho

October 7th, 2013
7:58 am

Those Obama voters should be prosecuted for a 2 hate crimes. Black on white first, desecrating those who served second.!

bezzy

October 7th, 2013
8:33 am

If Obama had a son, he would look like Tevin.

BenDaho

October 7th, 2013
8:58 am

Nope, the ears are too small and Tevin looks reasonably intelligent…

LydiasDad

October 7th, 2013
9:09 am

Where’s Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on this hate crime? They only care about the imaginary hate crimes, and when an Obama voter is the victim.

LydiasDad

October 7th, 2013
9:11 am

Wait. A white dude named “Tevin”?

R

October 7th, 2013
9:24 am

I hope the killer(s) are caught and brought to justice as quickly as possible. However, reading this story brings up a couple of thoughts. What I don’t understand is these days our society makes it very easy to define crimes committed by Black people against Whites & gays as ‘hate’ crimes, but makes every effort to weasel out of calling it the same when the situation is reversed. And we know there are countless cases where Whites should’ve been prosecuted under the same measure.

MJ

October 7th, 2013
9:33 am

What amazes me even more is how the AJC continues to allow ignorant comments to be posted for certain articles and obviously not provide a comment section for ALL ARTICLES….

stan

October 7th, 2013
9:34 am

R- are you out of your freaking mind? George Zimmerman is more black than white and it was still presented as a white on black crime.

Don't Tread

October 7th, 2013
9:36 am

This just illustrates how 0bama supporters (thugs) think they can go around and do what they want, just like their idol.

They should fry, but I don’t think Washington has the death penalty. Let the liberals in that state pay to feed, clothe, guard, and house these worthless thugs.

The hidden agenda

October 7th, 2013
9:39 am

Didn’t you get the memo from Eric Holder’s office? Only whites can commit hate crimes. Blacks are allowed to get away with murder.

joe

October 7th, 2013
9:41 am

Simply because Tevin was white, the lamestream media will mostly ignore this horrible crime. I’m sure Obama will go on national TV to say what an outrage this crime was and that if he had a some, he’d look the the murderer…and Jesse and Al will get on their high horse to demand an investigation (NOT).

LydiasDad

October 7th, 2013
9:48 am

“R” must stand for “race baiter”. That’s the dumbest post I’ve seen in some time.

Jon Jon

October 7th, 2013
9:49 am

You all are sick. A young man lost his life for no reason and you do the blame game on Obama.
Pray for this young man’s family and the family of all involved and that justice be served no matter what races are involved in crimes to innocent people.

trueno

October 7th, 2013
9:51 am

No such thing as a hate crime when a black kills a white person,, it only applies to whites killing a black person.

LydiasDad

October 7th, 2013
9:51 am

No, Jon Jon, he didn’t lost his life for no reason. He lost his life because another set of black thugs took it. And this will continue because the media, government, law, and the black leadership refuses to call the thugs what they are. And they refuse to address the root causes of this thuggery: Collapse of the family, and a liberal media and educational system that excuses it.

D Hansford

October 7th, 2013
9:53 am

There is no reason for Jackson or Shsrpton to protest. The police are already investigating. Unlike many cases that involve black victims the authorities move quick to seek sn arrest for a white victim. Also, please note you won’t find any blsck people trying to defend these criminals. However, if it wss the ithrr way around Fox News bots will be trying to find justificstion for them attacking the pedestrian s. .

Scrivener

October 7th, 2013
9:58 am

D Hansford, not true. I think you see what you want to see. Recently in the incident with black man who was tragically shot multiple times by a police man after having been in an accident the usual race baiters showed up even though the police officer had already been arrested and charged.

BenDaho

October 7th, 2013
9:58 am

Fox news bots? I find it funny that libs always call out fox news, yet the race baiting p.o.s. Sharpturd has his own opinion show..,.

Jon Jon

October 7th, 2013
9:58 am

Amen,
LydiasDad

Bernie31

October 7th, 2013
10:13 am

Very Sad Occurrence…My Heart goes Out to this soldiers entire Family. Another senseless Loss of LIFE..gone too soon. Over what? Male BRAVADO and EGO!

When are we going to learn?

Bernie31

October 7th, 2013
10:29 am

Let this be a Less to ALL. Nothing Good Happens to you on the STREETS after MIDNIGHT in any City in the World.

Trouble will Always seek You OUT and attempt to make you its Victim.

A Wise Man will heed Wise Advice.

rod

October 7th, 2013
10:50 am

it’s amazing that everything another black person does it’s the president fault. white folks please stop hiding behind these stupid comments and just post your name so we will know who you are.

A Nation Divided (will not stand)

October 7th, 2013
11:01 am

Education lesson.

1. It was the Republican congress who did not want to pass the hate crimes law (hmm why was that a fact – is it because they did not want increased penalties against those who commited crimes based on race or sexual orientation ( white on black crimes were committed at a higher rate – just like the jail sentances for crack users (mostly black users) were higher than those who used Cocaine (mostly white users).

2. Regardless of the color – any murder is senseless and those who comit such crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

3. These guys were not Obama voters – when can convicted felon’s vote.

4. A nation divided will not stand – all of us need to learn how to live and respect each other – and to think we are trying to find extraterristrial life – when we HUMANS can’t even get along with each other.

Lord helps us all….

AtlantaRealist

October 7th, 2013
11:07 am

No way this will be prosecuted as a Hate Crime, remember according to liberals, only “Whites” are capable of racism and ‘hate crimes”. The Channon Christenson case, the baseball player case, and the old WW2 vet being beaten to death prove their agenda against prosecuting such cases. No matter how obvious they might be!

Josh

October 7th, 2013
11:14 am

If there is proof that an assault or a murder is motivated by race, then it can be charged as a hate crime. This is applied to anyone of any race. But wait.. I’m confused, how could this be a liberal conspiracy if the news outlets are reporting this?

A hate crime is a hate crime no matter how you slice it. As far as comparing this to Trayvon Martin and the reaction of the black community. With Trayvon, people thought (and still think) justice was not served. Police are actively looking for the suspects to bring to justice. There is no comparison.

I feel bad for the family of this man and I hope that these guys are brought to justice.

A Nation Divided (will not stand)

October 7th, 2013
11:14 am

@AtlantaRealist

You seem to know a little bit about “hate crime” history.

But do you really know what it was like to live in the south during the 40s, 50s, and 60s when there was no justice for people of color.

I am not trying to justify any hate crime but why not tell the ENTIRE truth about our justice system or the lack of it during those trying times in the South.

Can’t we all just get along…………………

BenDaho

October 7th, 2013
11:18 am

A Nation Divided (will not stand)

October 7th, 2013
11:14 am
@AtlantaRealist

You seem to know a little bit about “hate crime” history.

But do you really know what it was like to live in the south during the 40s, 50s, and 60s when there was no justice for people of color

As long as people look back at atrocities of the past and use that as a justification for dissent or playing a victim card, then no, we will never get along.

Bernie31

October 7th, 2013
11:36 am

More Than Likely during the exchange of words between the (2) Two groups involved at the start of this Verbal Confrontation. ALL probably exchanged Commonly hurled Racial words of hatred that escalated to DEADLY Physical Violence.

We must all be careful to avoid such Pitfalls for there are NO Winners in its OUTCOME. Only DEATH
on one side and Incarceration on the other. Neither a Place no one wants to find themselves in.

BenDaho

October 7th, 2013
11:45 am

Bernie, are you referring to the “White Cracker @$$” slur and the N bomb? I don’t personally know of any white folk that can’t take a slur without resorting to violence…

First Derivative

October 7th, 2013
11:59 am

Black men are becoming truly desperate. The problem is that they are only empowered when they have a gun.

World War III

October 7th, 2013
12:22 pm

R

October 7th, 2013
12:25 pm

Stan, I am serious. And I’m right.

Pedro

October 7th, 2013
12:52 pm

@R – You sir, are seriously demented.

Maude

October 7th, 2013
12:58 pm

Where is the NAACP? This was a hate crime!! Where are the protesters?

SonnyB

October 7th, 2013
1:12 pm

Apart from all of the race comments, can anyone really read this story and believe the entire account? The driver, when he found out they were soldiers told his friends to get back into the car. One of them appeared to bump Tevin and he fell to the ground with “multiple” stab wounds. How is it possible to stab someone multiple times but only bump him once. I’m sure there is going to be more to this story before it’s all over.

Bernie31

October 7th, 2013
1:20 pm

The attackers were SOLDIERS themselves attacking Another Soldier……Black vs White.

Auntie Christ

October 7th, 2013
2:31 pm

Whenever there’s a story of Black on White crime it serves as a clarion call for all the racists to slither out from under the rocks. You can almost see them salivating to be the first with their racist diatribes and “blame Obama” idiocy. You can count on at least 5 comments on the order of “where’s Al Sharpton and Jessie,” and some mention of Treyvon Martin, as if zimmerman was justified in killing him, because some Black guy killed a White man.

The funniest comments are those that appear on other comment threads for totally unrelated stories. They always begin something like,”Why are we allowed to comment on this story, but we can’t comment on ______(fill in the blank with some story of a shooting or violent crime involving Black/White). It’s like their whole day is ruined by their inability to vent their racist spleen somewhere, anywhere.

Carol

October 7th, 2013
3:31 pm

This may not! Be a hate crime let wait for the trial and get the truth it will all come out in court

Carol

October 7th, 2013
3:42 pm

We should all pray for each other pray this hate will stop! Love each other get along make America
A place for all races it will make us stronger as a country if we can make love of country more than hate of color. Hating someone because of color make us appear crazy as a country
Adults thinking they are better because their skin is lighter that’s just crazy. One day sooner than you think Mexicans will be running this country the power structure will shift maybe we can learn something
From each other when were both on the same playing field bless you

Carol

October 7th, 2013
3:44 pm

Not! Everything is about race we both blacks and whites need to stop playing the race card

Nelson Goss Turner

October 7th, 2013
7:04 pm

How many more violent, dangerous, murderous racist attacks by blacks against whites must occur before individuals, communities, the media, politicians and government react to stop the politically correct fear to face the issue head on and stop it? Damn it. Stop it. Stop it soon or the back lash will be justifiably horrible.

Bernie31

October 7th, 2013
11:34 pm

Nelson Goss Turner @ 7:04 pm – You My friend have been reported to law enforcement to be monitored for potential FUTURE Hate Crime offenses.

fulldisclosure

October 8th, 2013
8:51 am

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KeepingUHonest

October 9th, 2013
11:51 am

I don’t know why I expected to come out here and see that this story would be udated with the FACTS about what happened.That would be too much like right I guess. Promoting White “victimhood” seems to be the “in” thing these days.

Dang

October 9th, 2013
12:29 pm

I’m always amazed at how ignorant commenters can be. But then again we do spend a lot of time commenting on newspaper articles to people who don’t care about our opinion, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

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Senior Citizen

October 11th, 2013
8:51 pm

Obama has nothing to do with this; it is a hate crime done by thugs who have no respect for themselves or anyone else.