This is a discussion on Questionable: Suspect Says He Shot in Self-Defense within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by barstoolguru Being a "biker" for many years I understand the life style and most bikers carry a knife. being out late (11:30pm) ...
I ride my motorcycle almost everywhere I go, as long as it's not raining or snowing. It's a choice. And I carry too. Been run off the road too many time to not think about my own protection. So, I've been in some situations where some hot head thinks he owns the road and us GD Bikers are nothing but scum. Even though I ride Dual Sport Motorcycles. Not Outlaw Choppers Wanna be bikes. And I do not have any tattoos just so you know! And I wait my turn on the road and bserve all traffic laws too!
So, this story sounds like the Driver got into it with the motorcyclist. (We don't know if the rider was a "BIKER," all we know is he and two buddies were riding motorcycles.) Reporters have as much common sense about motorcyclist as the do guns. I'm surprised they didn't say he killed him with an assault weapon. So, I don't put much precedence for actual facts by this reporter. Especially since we all had to go back and read the story at least three time to make sense of the details he presented and time line. Professional Journalism is in sad shape these days.
I read the motorcyclist were already at the station and the car driver and his girlfriend arrived later. She's too upset to talk to Police about her version. The poor dear!!!!!!! Probably had to go think about it, if you ask me because she and the boyfriend may have been arguing and his hot temper got the best of him. Maybe he was worked up and already in a shouting match or hitting his girlfriend. He could have easily gotten into a shouting match with the riders too and pulled a knife on them because he wanted to show them how tough he was and how he was willing to take on the whole gang. After all there were three of them, and he got shot for it. Maybe he was intimidate by being out numbered or maybe he wanted to intimidate the three guys riding motorcycle. Late at night when it cool is a nice time for a leisurely ride with your buddies. Done it many times. And never went looking for trouble wither.
In this case I could easily say it was self defense. Since there is no mention that the argument was between him and all three riders. Just with the one Rider. And let's not forget the motorcyclist stayed and waited for the Police to show up so they had a reason for thinking they were in a self defense shooting. And there was a knife. A deadly weapon that belonged to some one. If it belonged to one of the Riders I hardly think they would have waited around and left it there for the Cops to find! One of them would have picked it up and ridden off wit the evidence.
A lot of holes in this story! And a lot of speculation. So let's wait and see what the Cops find out and hope they aren't blind and stupid. Been up against some real winner Cops before too! So just because they wear a badge doesn't mean I trust them! Or reporter either. Especially when they can't write any better than this one did.
Just my 2 cents!
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The shooter was cleared of all charges. Seems as if he did shoot in self-defense. The Motorcycle guy apparently had and threatend the shooter with a knife.
Murder charge dismissed in weekend killing - The Herald Dispatch
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