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Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
reply to post by GoldenRuled
According to the link you posted the shooter followed the intruder into the yard and shot him.
I'm pretty sure self defence no longer applies if the aggressor is in retreat when you shoot them.
According to reports, 24-year-old Tyrone McAfee was trying to force open the back door of the residence with his shoulder, when Young began firing at him from inside the house.
Young then followed McAfee into the back yard and shot him several more times, police say.
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
He had no reason or right to kill this guy...even if you wake up and see a man standing in your hallway....you absolutely have no right to shoot or kill him. There was no percieved threat of death from the guy breaking in, and he has no way of knowing if he intended to hurt someone or had a weapon etc....
Look, he couldve yelled real loud and scared the guy away (probably)...but NO...he killed him. And that is not legal without a real, present and clear threat of great bodily harm.
It wasn't the fighting back part that got him in trouble. It was the following him into the yard and emptying his gun into him that did. Self-defense means just that defending yourself. Once the threat is in retreat you are no longer defending yourself.
Originally posted by antar
Since they are using the shooters 3 names, they have already profiled him into a nut case and he stands no ground on this case, he will be tried and made an example of most likely.
Does anyone else get the feeling that the shooter probably knew the intruder?
An altercation over a woman allegedly led to the death of one local man and the arrest of another for murder early Monday.