Warning Shot to Head = Self Defense

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Shaw told deputies he pointed the gun at Kneer and fired when Kneer did not back off, telling them he meant it as a warning shot. But the shot struck Kneer in the head.

    Harum said it appeared to be a clear case of self-defense and he does not expect the motorist to be charged with any crime.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/335 ... ource=mypi
     
  2. N.T.F.S.

    N.T.F.S. Active Member

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    Its a good thing he didn't actually try to hit him, he might have missed
     

  3. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

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    I have to wonder if the hitchhiker wasn't already "known" to officers if this would have ended differently in terms of whether it was self-defense.
     
  4. SilentGhost

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    I was just thinking the same thing :cheers:
     
  5. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I wouldn't have said anything about it being a warning shot...
     
  6. Guest

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    I was in fear for my life and used necessary force to stop the threat. For anything further, please speak to my lawyer ;-)
     
  7. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    ...seriously, sometimes it is better to just not tell the entire truth.......this just makes him sound like a dufus.
     
  8. Axeman

    Axeman New Member

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    I didn't know they started making "Bad Guy" seeking bullets.
     
  9. SigP229

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    The shooting happened just before 7:30 p.m. at the Nason Creek rest area on U.S. Route 2 near Lake Wenatchee and just west of Leavenworth

    Wouldn't that have gotten him arrested in Georgia?
     
  10. Axeman

    Axeman New Member

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    I am not 100& sure, but I believe the buildings are the only thing that is illeagle at rest stops in Georgia.

    He would have been OK here.
     
  11. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    Thought they're operated by GDOT?
     
  12. Malum Prohibitum

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    Farmer v. State, 112 Ga.App. 438 1965 (Having a gun accessible in a car up to 200 yards away may violate the public gathering provision)
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

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  14. phaed

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    sorry, that made me laugh