Ohio Teen in Insane Clown Posse Mask Killed During Home Invasion
The shooter, a former friend's mother, knew the victim but couldn't see his face
Brushes with the law have been getting increasingly more physical and violent for Insane Clown Posse fans of late. In July, a court upheld the FBI’s designation of Juggalos as gang members. Then last month, two Maryland men brutally assaulted their roommate for allegedly disrespecting the Detroit group in their presence. Now an Ohio teen who broke into a former friend’s home in the middle of the night wearing an ICP masks has been shot and killed by that ex-friend’s mother.
According to reports from Prairie Township, 17-year-old Reb Barbee entered the home of Heather Tackett at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning in an attempt to make contact of some sort with Tackett’s teenage son Jacob. Barbee — wearing an Insane Clown Posse mask that hid his face — allegedly stood over the youth with a knife in his hand when Tackett approached him with her boyfriend’s .38 revolver. She pulled the trigger, and shot Barbee in his upper back.
“I am devastated,” Tackett later told the Columbus Dispatch, noting that she hadn’t known who was under the mask when she fired. “I really liked that kid and I was really good to him, and it breaks my heart he’d enter my home like that.” Barbee fled the scene with three other youths who had helped him break in, but later died in an area hospital. The youths are now charged with delinquency counts of murder — for their refusal to dial for help after discovering Barbee’s wound — and complicity to aggravated burglary.