My first comment was just sarcastic (about the shove being justified)Soccerdad1995 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:32 amI read almost every post in this thread, and didn't see a single one that claimed the shoving was justified. Maybe I missed a post saying that, but in any event, I agree with you that the "shover" was not justified to lay his hands on the shooter.flechero wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:44 amSo when you tell someone they are breaking the law or acting inappropriately, that justifies an assault from another person coming from another direction. Ok, got it.
Good or bad shoot aside, the guy was attacked from the blind side and most here would have drawn if able, after being flattened. He clearly didn't know that the attacker was with the HC parker.
This wasn't about a HC spot- it was about somebody talking to the unstable, dead guys girl...
The only real question being discussed here is whether the shooting was justified given the totality of the circumstances, including the shooters decision to initiate the confrontation in the first place.
I agree with the question of good/bad shoot. But but the caveat to me is that the discussion with the parked car is not really part of the equation... he was blindly assaulted and the aggressor had no notion of what he and the driver were discussing or why. At best he heard his girl and a man arguing. And of note- the man was not up in the window physically threatening her.
My position is that he should not have shot... but I'm not convinced that he'll be found guilty either.