Posted by Andrew Branca Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 4:15pm 501
This past Sunday, September 1, saw the release of a remarkable bit of security footage from a Marionville, MO liquor store.
In it, store clerk (and military veteran) Jon Alexander is behind the counter when he is approached by a would-be robber ....
Would Alexander Have Been Justified in Shooting?
In this particular case, however, itís worth asking, as an analytical exercise, whether Alexander would have been lawfully justified in using deadly force against the robber. Or, to put it another way, does there exist any legal basis on which one could argue that Alexander would not have been justified in using deadly force in self-defense?
The AOJ Triad
Objective Perception of Imminent Danger Established
But What About the Subjective Perception of Imminent Danger?
Itís the Perception of Imminent, Not Fully Realized, Threat That Counts