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Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle (MI)
No charges against shooter in February road rage killing
HEIDI ROMAN C & G Staff Writer
Published: November 3, 2010
CLINTON TOWNSHIP - About nine months after a 34-year-old Shelby Township man was shot and killed at a stoplight on M-59 in a road rage incident, the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has ruled that it will not file charges against the shooter. Assistant Prosecutor Bill Cataldo said evidence shows the Feb. 6 killing in Clinton Township was done in self-defense.
The shooter, who had not been named, was pulling out of C. J. Barrymore's entertainment center on eastbound M-59 just after 10 p.m. the night of the incident and somehow interfered with a party of people in at least three other cars, one of which Anton Djeljevic was inside of. "When they all arrived at Groesbeck and eastbound M-59, the driver (shooter) got out of the vehicle and stood up, and simply, with an open-armed gesture, asked what was going on," Cataldo said. That's when Djeljevic and several other people got out of their cars and rushed toward the shooter as he tried to get back into his own car to "de-escalate the situation," Cataldo said.
The shooter's two children, ages 6 and 9, were in the car. The group tried to pull the shooter back out of his car, and one person had a champagne bottle in hand, which could have been used as a weapon.
The shooter grabbed his gun and fired over his shoulder, striking Djeljevic. He was taken to Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival. Cataldo said that state statute is clear about situations when a person's life is being threatened with a weapon.
"It was an appropriate use of deadly force," Cataldo said. "He was concerned not only for his own safety, but for his children." He added that the shooter had a concealed pistol license and registered handgun, and was transporting the gun properly in the glove box, not on his person, without a bullet in the magazine. Since the killing, the Prosecutor's Office has been reviewing witness statements and waiting for the results of forensic evidence to determine whether to file charges in the incident. The physical evidence returned in late August, and the office formed a committee to weigh the case. The office determined no charges would be brought forward. Cataldo said Djeljevic's wife and family were upset to learn there would be no charges in the case, but seemed to understand.
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