May 6th, 2011 02:51 PM
Question about post shooting actions
Another thread got me thinking and I didnít want to hijack that thread. I doubt that I will get many responses to this but here it goes anyhow.
I would like to hear from people with real life experience here.
Regarding a post self defense shooting, here are my questions.
Did you talk to the police or immediately ask for a lawyer?
What did you say?
What would you do different if you could?
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
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May 6th, 2011 03:04 PM
I talked to police. I regretted it. Never talk to them
May 6th, 2011 05:56 PM
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May 6th, 2011 07:19 PM
I would say only the bare amount necessary - that you were in fear for your life, and defending yourself; that the relevant evidence is (point it out). I think there was a good video posted relatively recently where Mas Ayoob explains what you DO need to say. It is not a good idea to stay completely silent... it could definitely work against you.
May 6th, 2011 07:35 PM
Can you elaborate a little more?
Originally Posted by Biggie313
May 6th, 2011 08:39 PM
Yes I talked to LE, specifically homicide, as thus far any shooting I have had has been on duty, but I don't think that is what you are interested in.
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May 6th, 2011 10:01 PM
My only SD shootings have been in a war zone (no questions about those) ! I was involved in a couple shooting incidents while active LEO, they were investigated and we were cleared. We did speak to Homicide Detectives and Attorney General.
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May 7th, 2011 10:00 AM
You posted for info from those who have been there, I have not, but will post my feelings on the subject anyway. I agree with paul 34, point out you feared for your life, show LEO any evidence you know the where abouts of and point out those who witnessed the act and anything else you feel at the time to be pertenent to showing you to be the victim. Then shut up, and to help me to keep my mouth shut I would say I was not feeling well and needed medical attenion.This gets you away from the LEO and giving you time to get your lawyer on hand.
Originally Posted by paul34
To summarize talk enough to tell LEO you are the GG but don't be a motor mouth and tell all until you have Lawyered up.
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May 7th, 2011 01:12 PM
I have been thinking about this exact same question so thanks for asking it. I really am interested in the lessons learned of those put in the situation.
Originally Posted by stevem174
May 7th, 2011 03:01 PM
After the shooting stops, what do you say when you call 911? Do you let someone else call? What if someone else calls first? If the bad guy survives and manages to call first, what then?
We've all heard recordings of 911 calls. If it's introduced in court, will yours help you or hurt you?
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