Originally Posted by Messier
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.
You are still justified to shoot him if he initiates the assult
A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. However, a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if:
(1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony