FL: Police: Shootings justifiable self-defense

FL: Police: Shootings justifiable self-defense

Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

A 26-year-old Cocoa man who used a shotgun to protect himself against burglars climbing a fence to get into his backyard, acted within his rights when he shot four masked teen-agers, police said.

Richard Evans of 1003 Montclair Road repeatedly shouting at the teens to stay off his property, but they ignored him, police said. Investigators determined the man believed he was protecting himself and his family against burglars possibly armed with guns.

Evans was also hurt after his gun fired accidentally, striking him in the back.

( How the hell did he shoot himself in the back?) samD

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4 years 47 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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Nice image, sam

Very representative of a story about a 26 year old guy.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 47 weeks ago, 9:56 AM

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???

took out 4 teenagers, then shot himself in the back with a shotty? Snake, were you in Florida recently?

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
4 years 47 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

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he used the barrel of the shotgun as a back-scracher

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
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