Robber fatally shot; grand jury to review

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    Robber fatally shot; grand jury to review

    Robbery fatally shot; grand jury to review.

    Let this be clear to everybody here: if you shoot, even in self-defense, you WILL go through tons of legal drama involving the local district attorney and grand jury. This will cost you several thousands of dollars in defense attorney costs and will unduly burden your life for the next several weeks/months.

    To me this was a clear cut self-defense shooting, but the grand jury is getting involved nonetheless.

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    I can understand why the bad guy hasn't been identified. Shot in the head with a .45 would make it difficult, as well as messy!
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    Sounds like AL. Is'nt too gun freindly or Politics. JMO
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    Sounds Like SD, but shooting in the head could be a problem..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Sounds Like SD, but shooting in the head could be a problem..
    Should he have shot him in the leg instead?

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    Obvious over reaction to the situation, there should be no need for a grand jury to investigate this, there are far too many other cases that need their attention than this piddling matter. The guy was in the office with a drawn weapon, refused to back off or drop it and was rewarded by being shot. End of matter.

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    As always the amount of legal and financial inconvenience you undergo after an SD shooting will vary greatly and depend considerably on the legal and political machinery and climate in the area invovled.

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    It sounds to me like a SD situation; I do not understand why a grand jury has to get involved. BTW, did you notice that that about the .45 caliber automatic pistol? : “Another employee came from the back room with a .45 caliber automatic pistol …
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    The fact that they mentioned caliber means nothing. If it was a one shot kill with a sling shot, it still appears as self-defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLite View Post
    Let this be clear to everybody here: if you shoot, even in self-defense, you WILL go through tons of legal drama involving the local district attorney and grand jury. This will cost you several thousands of dollars in defense attorney costs and will unduly burden your life for the next several weeks/months.
    Maybe, maybe not, to the grand jury. Maybe, maybe not cost you.

    It's a State-by-State thing and sometimes within a State it's a local jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction thing.

    Some places the grand jury is SOP, others not so.

    I know of a number of SD shootings here where the shooter were never arrested, never taken before the Magistrate, the issue was never questioned/reviewed past the local Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and the shooters' attorneys (if they even had one) never had to do a thing.

    OTOH, I have known folk who had to run the entire gamut to get off the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nino Brown View Post
    The fact that they mentioned caliber means nothing. If it was a one shot kill with a sling shot, it still appears as self-defense.
    Obviously you did not notice it; it is not about the caliber, it is about the "automatic" part, a .45 caliber AUTOMATIC pistol. Journalists ...
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    Anytime there is a SD shooting it goes before a grand jury,most of the time it's just a formalityIf It's a legit shoot,the Grand Jury no bills and you skip off into the sunset
    I didn't read where anybody was arrested and charged with a crime,If the facts are as presented a Grand Jury will look at the evidence and no bill under SD.Wonder if the guy was using fang face ammo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    As always the amount of legal and financial inconvenience you undergo after an SD shooting will vary greatly and depend considerably on the legal and political machinery and climate in the area invovled.
    Thank you. I can point you to several in NC over the last year, no arrest, no grand jury, no trial. I can point you to one where after 2-3 days the DA came out and complimented the shooter on defending himself in the news. It's too much of a local issue to say that you anything will happen after every shoot. Some places in the south, "He needed killin." may still be a valid defense.
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    I live in Mobile County, Alabama. From what I read I'd say the GJ is a formality and I wouldn't expect anything to be brought against the victim's. Alabama (at least the parts I live in and frequent) is very pro-victim & gun rights.
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    In Tx every Self Defense homicide goes before a grand Jury
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