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Carjacking suspect shot, killed outside north Houston McDonald's
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http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?sectio...id=9243735

Quote: Police say the trouble started when a guy was trying to rent a movie from a Redbox around 9:30pm. They say two robbers got out of a green Honda and pulled a gun on the man. Detectives say the crooks took the man's cell phone and keys, got into the victim's car and started backing out.

That's when police say the car owner, who's a licensed concealed weapons carrier, pulled his own gun and started shooting the carjackers. The driver was killed. His accomplice was shot two to three times, and managed to speed from the scene with a getaway driver.

KTRK legal analyst Sarah Frazier said, "It definitely appears to fall under or potentially fall under the penal code for defense of one's property."
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#2
Gotta love Texas
The law? The law is a human institution...
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As ridiculous as this may sound: He'll probably go to jail for murder, attempted murder, and some stupid misdemeanor relating to discharging a firearm within city limits. Look at the woman in FL who fired a warning shot and got 20 years.

Some ridiculous money-hungry lawyer will attempt to make the case that they were already stealing his car and he was no longer in danger when he shot them. Poor guy, damn shame he had to go through all that. Hopefully he comes out on top of it.
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pinhead1979;118459 Wrote:As ridiculous as this may sound: He'll probably go to jail for murder, attempted murder, and some stupid misdemeanor relating to discharging a firearm within city limits. Look at the woman in FL who fired a warning shot and got 20 years.

Some ridiculous money-hungry lawyer will attempt to make the case that they were already stealing his car and he was no longer in danger when he shot them. Poor guy, damn shame he had to go through all that. Hopefully he comes out on top of it.

Texas =/= Florida. In Texas you may use Lethal Force in defense of property.

In regards to the Florida woman, she left the situation and returned to fire the warning shot.
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streaker69;118460 Wrote:
pinhead1979;118459 Wrote:As ridiculous as this may sound: He'll probably go to jail for murder, attempted murder, and some stupid misdemeanor relating to discharging a firearm within city limits. Look at the woman in FL who fired a warning shot and got 20 years.

Some ridiculous money-hungry lawyer will attempt to make the case that they were already stealing his car and he was no longer in danger when he shot them. Poor guy, damn shame he had to go through all that. Hopefully he comes out on top of it.

Texas =/= Florida. In Texas you may use Lethal Force in defense of property.

In regards to the Florida woman, she left the situation and returned to fire the warning shot.

Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't aware of that. Still, you see innocent people get the rope for incidents like this constantly. I just hope it works out in his favor.
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pinhead1979;118461 Wrote:
streaker69;118460 Wrote:Texas =/= Florida. In Texas you may use Lethal Force in defense of property.

In regards to the Florida woman, she left the situation and returned to fire the warning shot.

Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't aware of that. Still, you see innocent people get the rope for incidents like this constantly. I just hope it works out in his favor.

It should. There was a case a few years ago where a man shot a guy that was burglarizing his neighbor's house. In a similar manner to George Zimmerman, the 911 dispatcher advised the guy to not leave his home and confront the burglars. He did, and shot at least one of them. No charges were filed in that case.
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The driver was killed. His accomplice was shot two to three times, and managed to speed from the scene with a getaway driver.

Good thing they brought an extra driver. Dodgy
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Shodan;118466 Wrote:The driver was killed. His accomplice was shot two to three times, and managed to speed from the scene with a getaway driver.

Good thing they brought an extra driver. Dodgy

That interior's gonna need a good detail...

I'm in full agreement with the Texas law as regards having the right to protect property.

On the other hand, just because it's legal doesn't mean that it was the right approach to the situation either from an ethical perspective or as far as the safety of the victim or any potential bystanders went.
gascolator, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Nov 2012.
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I wish we had a law like that here. It would certainly be right and just.

gascolator;118472 Wrote:
Shodan;118466 Wrote:The driver was killed. His accomplice was shot two to three times, and managed to speed from the scene with a getaway driver.

Good thing they brought an extra driver. Dodgy

That interior's gonna need a good detail...

I'm in full agreement with the Texas law as regards having the right to protect property.

On the other hand, just because it's legal doesn't mean that it was the right approach to the situation either from an ethical perspective or as far as the safety of the victim or any potential bystanders went.
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Legal or not, it's not something I would ever consider if my safety was not in jeopardy.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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