"The sheriff says the shooting appears
to be self-defense because the motorist had been shot first."
Appears to be self defense....WTF.
So now, is it only considered self defense if you get shot first???? The media really knows how to spin things.
I think the issue is once you take the gun away from the attacker and he is now unarmed, are you allowed to shoot them? In VA, I think that would not count as self defense because at that point you have the ability to escape the situation.
HOWEVER, I do not agree with that. I agree with the saying: Once you knowingly decide the break the law, you are relieved of the protection of the law.
And, really, how do you know if the attacker doesn't have a back-up weapon? A knife? Frankly, I would have told the LEO on scene that the attacker was shot AS WE BOTH FOUGHT FOR THE GUN. That would clear up the whole situation. I hope this guy doesn't get screwed by the law.