SYG incident in Georgia

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    SYG incident in Georgia

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    Quote Originally Posted by NECCdude View Post
    I'm trying to think of any course of action which would not have been a better idea.
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    Actually his girlfriend was on the phone with 911 when the shooting happened.

    Would I have exited the house? NO. Did the shooter break any laws by going to investigate? NO. If the police would have taken the elderly man home earlier in the evening, when they encountered him, Would he still be alive now? PROBABLY.

    Sad situation all around.
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    I don't think this is a clear cut case of self defense. If the guy was in the house it would be different. There were many other options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Actually his girlfriend was on the phone with 911 when the shooting happened.

    Would I have exited the house? NO. Did the shooter break any laws by going to investigate? NO. If the police would have taken the elderly man home earlier in the evening, when they encountered him, Would he still be alive now? PROBABLY.

    Sad situation all around.
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    I sometimes wonder if those in power who oppose a particular policy or law actually decline to prosecute in the hope of inspiring such general outrage that it gets changed.
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    Running here - Sad Story from Georgia

    From the facts presented, I do not understand why the shooter went outside. Bad choice that lead to a tragic outcome.
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    Imminent danger my rear end!! Let this guy prove this to a judge or jury--I would not buy it unless there is more to this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Imminent danger my rear end!! Let this guy prove this to a judge or jury--I would not buy it unless there is more to this story.
    He may indeed end up in court. The Sheriff is not the DA, and the DA may take another view.

    Again, on the phone with 911, in the house with his girlfriend....doesn't make any sense to me why he would do a "sweep" on his own, and apparently without the requisite skill set to even identify and assess the "threat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    He may indeed end up in court. The Sheriff is not the DA, and the DA may take another view.

    Again, on the phone with 911, in the house with his girlfriend....doesn't make any sense to me why he would do a "sweep" on his own, and apparently without the requisite skill set to even identify and assess the "threat."
    Or even a flashlight, if the report is accurate.
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    I don't think the Sheriffs opinion counts for much.If this goes forward as SYG then there are people in the judicial system that need to take a break and study up on what SYG is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CIBMike View Post
    I don't think the Sheriffs opinion counts for much.If this goes forward as SYG then there are people in the judicial system that need to take a break and study up on what SYG is.
    His lawyer will no doubt love the Sheriffs opinion, however.

    "See? Even this seasoned law enforcement professional had no doubt my client was in fear for his safety."
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    Exiting the safety of his home to confront the old man was a foolish and fatal mistake.
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    Nice to see that the forum members on this thread are pretty much in agreement (at this time with sketchy info) that this shooting makes very little sense. As I said in previous reply, I do not care what or how you want to define SYG, but imminent danger is still the precursor and if the "other guy" has no visible weapon other than himself acting funny or just "being there" how you can justify even presenting your firearm (forget about discharging same) is beyond me.
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