Trucker Killed In Road Rage Shooting

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  1. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Swung at him with flashlight ? Thats Disparity of Force. Hopefully he gets a good lawyer. Leaving the scene, will hurt him. As well as shooting on the retreat, depending on the state
     
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    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Louisiana,they’ll probably give him 40 years to life if or when he gets caught.
     
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    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Depending on the lawyer. If lawyer proves self defense. And it was. Person should be aquitted. Leaving the scene is a no no tho
     
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    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    So is shooting someone when they’re running away.
    A jury will definitely take that into account!
    And let’s not forget while the driver was running away the shooter PURSUED the driver and shot the driver IN THE HEAD.
    That’s more or less EXECUTION STYLE- and shows possible PREMEDITATION!
    That was definitely not necessary-the driver was running away for his life and as such,no longer a threat!
    If the shooter is caught I wouldn’t be surprised if he is charged with first degree murder-maybe even capital murder,which under Louisiana law makes the shooter eligible for either the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole.
    And the fact that the shooter headed west to Texas afterwards self defense is definitely not going to apply-at that point it’ll be a federal matter since we’re crossing state lines!
     
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    This reminds me of that Movie starring Russel Crowe called "Unhinged" where he gets all upset because the lady behind him honks at him when he does not move after the lights turn green, pulls up a 1/2 mile further along side their car and demands an apology, after she fobbed him off it only gets worse from there.
     
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    If he started shooting when guy swinging a flashlight was attacking, then no. If flashlight fella was heading for truck, no again. Because shooter has reason to believe Flash was going to access another weapon. If Flashlight fella saw gun a ran in differant direction before any shots were fired then yes. I strongly doubt that that was what happened. Most likely after ducking a swing, the shooter drew and started firing and struck as Flash was turning to get to truck.
    We will find out soon enough since there seemed to be several cameras catch the event, and that person will be found
     
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    And if shooter has 2nd ammendment lawyer, it wont go to trial if the lawyer is good.
     
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    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Yeah,ummm
    Remember that lady down in Florida who chased someone down in her Jeep and shot them and tried to use the “stand your ground” statute as an excuse??

    Look at how well it worked out for her..
    (Life imprisonment).
     
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    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Vaguely..... and how does that have ANY relation to this event ?????
    This is simple... person beginings attacking with a flash light. The person being attacked stopped the attack. Unless mr flashlight got yards away before the headshot. It's simple
     
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