Stand your ground law

Now, some are questioning the state's "stand your ground" law that has prevented the arrest of the gunman. The shooting happened last Thursday in a convenience store parking lot as a family of five was parked in a handicapped spot. Markeis McGlockton, 28, and his 5-year-old son went inside the store.

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McGlockton has the right to stand his ground when he comes out and sees his family being verbally assaulted," Crump said.

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The only relevant issue in this case, the sheriff said, is whether Drejka was in fear of further bodily harm. Repeated attempts to reach Drejka have been fruitless. She says that McGlockton, her boyfriend of nine years, was defending her and their three children, two of whom, one 3 years old and the other 4 months old, were in the car with her at the time.

So, by this time, my man is defending me and defending his children so he pushes the guy down," she told the ABC show. Surveillance footage from the store shows McGlockton exit the Circle A and make a beeline for Drejka, who he shoves upon reaching him.

Drejka tumbles back onto his butt as McGlockton briefly stands over him, pulling up his shorts. Surveillance footage captured the altercation between McGlockton and Drejka.

Drejka pulls out a gun and McGlockton steps back and quickly clutches his chest before running back into the store and collapsing in front of his son. Drejka was cooperative with deputies, the release said. He has a valid Florida concealed weapons license, it added. Rayner, said he was shot in his side as he was getting ready to turn around.

Stand your ground law

If he sees anyone parking illegal or something like that, he just wants to argue with them and fight with them," he told the station.

Previously, the shooter used "stand your ground" as a defense and had to prove she or he feared further bodily harm. The law now says the state attorney has to provide "clear and convincing evidence" that the shooter is not entitled to "stand your ground" immunities.Jul 23,  · Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law is back in the national spotlight after a deadly shooting at a convenience store parking lot.

Expect to hear a lot from opponents of the stand your ground law about a Texas A&M University study that found states with such laws have more homicides than states without them. Updated at a.m. CLEARWATER, Fla.

--A dispute over a parking space led to an argument and a deadly shooting in, some are questioning the state's "stand your ground" law that has prevented the arrest of Founded: Sep 18, Jul 29,  · Cases of self-defense aren't always simple -- especially in states with a "stand your ground" law.

Here's what you need to know about them. Sep 06,  · Under the state’s so-called stand your ground law, the sheriff said, Drejka’s role in instigating the conflict didn’t matter if he felt that the shove suggested a reasonable threat to his life.

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