Below is taken from Wiki on Castle law.
"Each state differs with respect to the specific instances in which the Castle Doctrine can be invoked, and what amount of retreat or non-deadly
resistance (if any) is required before deadly force can be used.
In general, one (sometimes more) of a variety of conditions must be met before a person can legally use the Castle Doctrine:
* An intruder must be making an attempt to forcibly enter a premises uninvited
* The intruder must be acting illegally -- i.e. the Castle Doctrine does not give the right to shoot officers of the law acting in the course of
their legal duties
* The occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to inflict serious bodily harm, or death, upon an occupant of the
* The occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to commit a felony
* The occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to commit arson
* The occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to commit burglary
* The occupant(s) of the home must not have provoked or instigated an intrusion, or provoked or instigated an intruder to threaten or use deadly
In all cases, the occupant(s) of the home must be there legally, must not be fugitives from the law, must not be using the Castle Doctrine to aid or
abet another person in being a fugitive from the law, and must not use deadly force upon an officer of the law or an office of the peace while they
are performing or attempting to perform their legal duties."
"Americans maintain a deep reverence for their Second Amendment rights. This legislation is an extension of those rights. It ensures law-abiding
Missourians will not be punished when they use force to defend themselves and their loved ones from attacks in their own home or vehicle," Gov. Blunt
said. "I commend the General Assembly for supporting and passing this important law for Missouri families."
maybe you should learn the law in Missouri before you go shooting someone in missouri.
if you shoot someone in the back in missouri you will be charged with murder as they would be presumed as retreating and any threat you may have
proceived would no longer be there! couldn't find a source for that one but quoted from a friend that is a sheriff where i live.
now on topic. If this guy shot these two criminals after they broke into his neighbors house and he shot them in the back he was not in any danger
1. it was not his house
2. he was told by the police dispatcher that there was officers on the scene.
3. maybe these two guys didn't speak english they were from a spanish speaking country.
but now matter how u break it down this guy should be tried from murder, he injected himself in the situation after being told to stay in his house
and officers were on the scene. his life or property was not in danger. he took the law into his own hands.
He broke the law he should now man up and face his punishment.
Sorry if the info i posted has been hashed and rehashed but its late here and i'm tired. and i haven't read every thread yet.