Florida Man Stands His Gound

The shooter is protected by the “stand your ground” law and is not charged. What do you think?

 

 

It seems like an obviously unnecessary escalation: An argument about a convenience store parking space turned into deadly violence. Michael Drejka, after being shoved to the ground, shot and killed Markeis McGlockton.

But Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the authorities will not charge Drejka for the shooting, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law.

 

Florida Man Stands His Gound

 

Based on surveillance video and reports of the encounter, McGlockton and his 5-year-old son were in the Circle A Food Store in Clearwater, Florida, when Drejka approached their car, which was parked in a handicap space. McGlockton’s partner, Britany Jacobs, was in the car with the couple’s other kids. Drejka and Jacobs began arguing over whether McGlockton was allowed to park there.

McGlockton then came out of the convenience store and pushed Drejka to the ground. As McGlockton began to back away, Drejka pulled out a gun and shot McGlockton in the chest.

 

Florida Man Shoots Man Who Pushes Him, Does Not Get Charged, Stand Your Ground Cited

 

McGlockton then ran into the convenience store. He was taken to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead.

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