In numerous threads we hear folks say how they would drive into and essentially over a mob who is threating them while they are in their vehicle. Does anyone know what the ramifications of that action might be? Would it be hard to claim self-defense as the person you run over and kill or maim might just be someone caught up in the crowd? At least I am sure that is what they or their survivors would claim.
Lets say you are surrounded by a mob some of which are throwing rocks and bottles at you. You fear for your life and proceed to drive through the crowd. You run over and kill someone who witnesses claim was only guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Has this happened and what was the result? Would this be looked at the same as say shooting at an attacker but hitting an innocent bystander?