CORDOVA. Tenn. — Do you remember “Chauncys Chance?”
It’s a story about a Good Samaritan who helped a young teenager raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through GoFundMe.
FOX13 shared Chauncy Black’s story in 2016.
Over the weekend, deputies said, that same teen was arrested for a shooting that killed a man in Cordova.
We found out a home is owned by Black’s trust fund and it’s where all the money from the GoFundMe was placed years ago.
Deputies said Black and his brother, Timothy Black, were firing shots at people inside a car but shot their neighbor instead.
“I so appreciate it so much, that I can’t appreciate it no more,” Chauncy Black said in a previous interview.
In 2016, we introduced you to the teen was a young man who offered to carry groceries in exchange for food at Kroger.
Matt White decided to help him when he found out Black and his family were living in a poor area.
“Just felt this overwhelming humility for his situation,” White said.
White put together a GoFundMe, which raised over $300,000 for Black family.
People began to reach out, giving donations and offering the teen jobs.
The family ended up buying a new house.
“I thank God for it and all the people that helped us accomplish our goals,” Chauncy Black said.
Four years later the Black brothers are in jail
Deputies said they fired shots at people inside a car but hit their 26-year-old neighbor instead, off Lagrange Circle South.
The neighbor did not survive.
Neighbors in the area didn’t realize it’s the same Chauncy Black from the fundraiser.
“Freaks me out a little bit because I’m thinking about getting a gun now,” a neighbor said. “I think it’s a waste of money, I hate to say it people did it for something good it would be different.”
We tried to reach out to the Good Samaritan for a comment, but did not hear back
This isn’t Black’s first run in with trouble. In 2019, he was arrested for reckless endangerment, assault and shoplifting.
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