By Bob Owens
There is an interesting self-defense case developing after a man was shot after threatening his ex-girlfriend and another man inside her Winchester, Missouri home (our bold below):
A man fatally shot inside a West County home Tuesday night had barged into the home after threatening his ex-girlfriend and another man, police say.
Relatives of the man who was shot, however, are questioning the official account and say they want more investigation into how he ended up dead.
The dead man, identified by police Wednesday as Joel Wright, 41, was shot once in the head about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The shooting was at a home in the 400 block of Chamberlin Drive. The home is in the city of Winchester, southwest of the intersection of Manchester and Sulphur Spring roads.
The 31-year-old man who fired the fatal shot was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder but released after prosecutors declined to immediately charge him pending further information. His case could fall under Missouri’s “castle doctrine” law, which gives residents leeway in using deadly force in their homes.
Edward Magee, a spokesman for Prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s office, declined to comment on the case.
St. Louis County Police Officer Shawn McGuire said Wright, who lived nearby in …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms