This is a discussion on Bad: Shooting at fleeing suspect within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by TVJ If I catch a perp stealing my work computer, I will shoot him into the ground if necessary to save my ...
Anyone could walk out to a vehicle and find a dirtbag getting 'stuff' out of it; it is my right to: command him to stop, etc., and if he turns tail and runs, so be it.
Shooting in this case is just asking for (make that begging for) problems.
Now, if that same dirtbag chooses to come at me...Bingo! Different scenario...the choices of self-defense narrows down considerably.OMOYMV
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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Here a just a few similar events that come to mind:
Robber charged with murder in Geraldine Jackson shooting, even though he didn't fire a shot - Detroit Crime | Examiner.com
Conviction of Tigh Croff, Detroit homeowner who killed burglar, proof that justice can frustrate | MLive.com
Purse Snatcher Down | GunPundit
In the last article, there was speculation that the woman shot at the purse snatchers after/while they were fleeing. Did not hear what happened to her, legally, if anything.
Not to pile on Adric, but as long as there is a 1500+ mile buffer between him and me/my family, I feel relatively safe.