WVCDL wrote:I'm not an attorney, but I'm darned if I can find all the elements of justified lethal force in the articles. I'm not speaking to Castle Doctrine. Just the "general law on self-defense."SNIP However, everything available at this point in time indicates that this was a proper self-defense/defense of others shooting covered by not only the general law of self-defense but the Castle Doctrine.
I didn't see any informationabout the elements of AOJ. Although, maybe we can find the beginnings of "ability" in the blow to the woman's head if the shooter was defending her. Then again, if just smacked the back of her head with an open palm...we just don't have enough to characterize that blow.
Do you have more information that is not in the news report?