Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
Under Florida law he is allowed to use deadly force if his life is in danger. Which it sounds like it was according eye-witnesses..
It's the same in Colorado:
For example, about a 6 months ago I accidently cut this guy off on the road. He then gets around me on the left and wedges me over on the shoulder. He then proceeds to get out of his car with his tire iron with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. At this piont I feel like my life is threatened. So I pull out my 40 and tell the guy sorry for cutting him off, but if he took one more step with the tire iron, I was gonna empty my gun into his chest.
So he leaves at his girlfriends request and I called the police. The police said I was justified. I really see little differences from a 10,000 foot-view in this case.
I see a difference, but I don't know that it matters. What if instead of being run off the road, you did the running off the road. So you run the guys car to the side of the road, and then he gets out with the tire iron. Does that make a difference? Could he say he felt threatened? I'm really just asking. I don't know.