FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — When a teenager attempted to break into a vehicle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was shot for his trouble.
He received non-life-threatening injuries, but the question we have here is this: was the man who confronted the teenager justified in shooting him for trying to break into his car?
Lets take a look at what we know, as provided by CBS Miami:
- At around 5:19 in the morning December 12, a teen was discovered attempting to break into a car in front of a duplex.
- The car was not occupied at the time.
- One of the residents of that duplex, who is reportedly ex-military, confronted the teen and shot him.
- The teen was hospitalized for his injuries.
That’s all well and good, but here’s the catch: Under Florida castle law, this shooting’s legality is a little hazy.
According to Online Sunshine, Florida’s castle law reads, in part, like this:
A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using or threatening to use defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if:
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Source:: Concealed Nation