I don't think I would have intervened in this situation. I would have just called the cops. Regardless, it seemed like the good guy gave the bad guy more than sufficient warning after said BG said he was going to kill him.
Even the Tampa police agree that it was a clean self defense scenario, but now the "victims" family is claiming it was murder and the investigation has been forwarded to the state attorneys office.
Girlfriend of Ybor City shooting victim angry with police | abcactionnews.com
Girlfriend of Ybor City shooting victim angry with police
Reported by: Jeff Butera
Last Update: 3/24 5:12 pm
TPD will investigate a murder that officers call self defense
TAMPA, FL -- It was very difficult to understand Kelly Vang as she spoke on Tuesday afternoon outside of the Tampa Police Department.
Vang was clearly upset. As she tried to explain her anger, her words were camouflaged by shrieks and wails. But a few sentences were clear enough to be understood.
"He murdered my (boyfriend), point-blank, in the chest!" she said. "He shot him to death."
Vang's boyfriend is Eduardo Castillo. Tampa Police say Willie Jones shot and killed Castillo on Saturday night in Ybor City.
Vang, flanked by Castillo's brother and cousin, stormed Tampa Police headquarters Tuesday afternoon, demanding to know why Jones is not facing charges.
But while Vang is convinced that her boyfriend was murdered, Tampa Police disagree.
According to police spokesperson Andrea Davis, Castillo was arguing with and hitting Vang Saturday night. Davis said Jones saw what was happening and intervened.
When Jones intervened, Castillo threatened to kill him, Davis said. Jones told Castillo that he holds a concealed weapons permit and was armed.
According to Davis, Castillo continued to threaten Jones' life. So Jones fired at Castillo, hitting him in the chest. Castillo died from his wounds.
Tampa Police believe Jones acted in self-defense. They say they have witnesses who have corroborated Jones' story.
They plan to forward their investigation to the state attorney's office. The state attorney will determine whether Jones committed a crime or if he acted in self-defense.
The Castillo family does not believe Jones acted in self-defense.
"He's no hero to shoot my baby to death," Vang said. "And he's walking free!"