VIDEO: Self-defense? Man shoots another who pushed him "violently"

Michael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the state’s polarizing “stand your ground” self-defense law.

Markeis McGlockton, 28, died a few yards from his children and girlfriend at a store in Clearwater after a confrontation over a parking spot that reignited the debate over the law. The local sheriff said that under “stand your ground,” Michael Drejka was justified in the killing.

SOURCE: AP (2018) Father blames ‘stand your ground’ in son’s death. New York Post. August 8, 2018 | 6:39pm. https://nypost.com/2018/08/08/father-blames-stand-your-ground-in-sons-death/

SELF-DEFENSE UNDER PHILIPPINE LAWS: Article 11. Justifying circumstances. - The following do not incur any criminal liability: 1. Anyone who acts in defense of his person or rights, provided that the following circumstances concur; First. Unlawful aggression. Second. Reasonable necessity of the means employed to prevent or repel it. Third. Lack of sufficient provocation on the part of the person defending himself. (Act No. 3815 or the Revised Penal Code)

A person invoking self-defense (or defense of a relative) admits to having inflicted harm upon another person - a potential criminal act under Title Eight (Crimes Against Persons) of the Revised Penal Code. However, he or she makes the additional, defensive contention that even as he or she may have inflicted harm, he or she nevertheless incurred no criminal liability as the looming danger upon his or her own person (or that of his or her relative) justified the infliction of protective harm to an erstwhile aggressor. (March 15, 2017. G.R. No. 195021)

PHOTO SOURCE: Spencer (2018). White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida "Stand Your Ground" case. Published 1:04 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2018 | Updated 1:09 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2018. https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/florida/2018/08/13/michael-drejka-charged-fatally-shooting-markeis-mcglockton-florida-stand-your-ground/977672002/

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