Virginia's Common Law Stand Your Ground laws in action.

Virginia's Common Law Stand Your Ground laws in action.

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    Thumbs up Virginia's Common Law Stand Your Ground laws in action.

    Man who shot robber in Norfolk won't face charges | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

    Man who shot robber in Norfolk won't face charges

    By Patrick Wilson
    The Virginian-Pilot
    December 7, 2012 NORFOLK

    A man who fatally shot a robber was justified, the city prosecutor has determined.
    Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood sent police Chief Mike Goldsmith a letter Nov. 30 saying he would not bring charges in the death of Kendrick Scoggins, 38.

    Witnesses said Scoggins approached the victim and confronted him. The victim told police that Scoggins pointed a gun at him and, using an expletive, demanded all of his money.

    The victim shot Scoggins twice; Scoggins shot the victim in the arm.

    Underwood wrote that the victim had the right to use deadly force to defend himself when Scoggins confronted him with a gun.

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    Witnesses said Scoggins approached the victim and confronted him. The victim told police that Scoggins pointed a gun at him and, using an expletive, demanded all of his money.

    The victim shot Scoggins twice; Scoggins shot the victim in the arm.

    Underwood wrote that the victim had the right to use deadly force to defend himself when Scoggins confronted him with a gun.
    They even got the "victim" right.
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    Wow, a reporter that knows the difference in a perp and a victim.
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    Nice. Even nicer in Norfolk, no friend to justified self defense shootings. Also shows the importance of good witnesses and sadly a dead perp that cannot refute your statements.

    It also seems like the perp may have seen the large cash withdrawal at the ATM.

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