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    Well, if it's all on video, then this ought to be pretty straightforward case. I don't know why the reporters fail to specify a cruciall piece of information in these cases: was the shooter/defender legally carrying?

    One can kinda guess that this guy was legal, otherwise there should be some mention of charges being filed for an offense.

    I hope it's a good (justifiable) shoot.

    I like the flat reporting of this incident. The reporter writes it pretty straight.



    Mandarin Slaying Possibly Self Defense
    Gunman Cooperating With Investigators


    August 6, 2007

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 26-year-old man died Sunday night after he was shot inside a Mandarin convenience store and homicide detectives are trying to determine if the shooting was in self defense.

    Police responding to a report of a gunshot at the BP gas station at the corner of Old St. Augustine and Losco roads about 9:45 p.m. found Isaiah Williams lying on the ground. He transported to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, where he died a shot time later.

    The store clerk told Channel 4's John Dunlap that the shooting followed a confrontation that began with Williams cursing a man in line behind them.


    "He went out and he came back with a friend," BP manager Reddy Kandala said. "That time, there was a fight."

    Kandala said the shooter, whose name was not released by police, told Williams and his friends he had a gun. Kandala said Williams left the store again, but when he entered for a third time, he was shot.

    The gunman is cooperating with police and the entire incident was recorded by surveillance cameras. Police and the state attorneys office will review the evidence and witness statements to decide if the shooting was in self defense or if the gunman should be charged with a crime.

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/13832955/detail.html



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    HankT wrote:
    Well, if it's all on video, then this ought to be pretty straightforward case. I don't know why the reporters fail to specify a cruciall piece of information in these cases: was the shooter/defender legally carrying?
    Would it still be a self defense situation if he was not?

    I would think that if he was not legally carrying, but the shooting was ruled self defense, then he should only receive an "unlawful possession" charge.

    Wish they showed the video...

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    HankT wrote:


    Police responding to a report of a gunshot at the BP gas station at the corner of Old St. Augustine and Losco roads about 9:45 p.m. found Isaiah Williams lying on the ground. He transported to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, where he died a shot (Short) time later.

    Great editing done by our wonderful media..

    Wonder what they were thinking....

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    He [was] transported to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, where he died a shot time later.
    I've noticed that quite a bit lately. I think people are becoming too reliant on spell check programs.
    "...our media are palace eunuchs gazing avidly at the harem of power and stroking their impotent pens in time to the rape of our liberties."
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    "America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
    -Claire Wolfe

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    I know I wouldn't make it through a day without spell-check, but it doesn't replace proof reading.

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