When a 19-year-old Florida man was attacked by a 60-year-old man in Escambia County, he was able to defend himself by firing multiple shots at the assailant, killing him.
The incident reportedly began in the driveway of a 22-year-old man, who was parked in a vehicle with the armed 19-year-old.
According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s office, the 60-year-old man initiated an argument with the two, stating that they weren’t supposed to be on the property.
In an attempt to prevent the situation from escalating, the 19-year-old asked the agitator to move his truck so they could leave the area.
After moving his truck, the older man reportedly came back just before the two left and began choking the armed teen through the car window.
In order to defend himself, the gun-toting teen fired multiple shots at the 60-year-old man. Despite attempts from the two younger men to render aid after the shooting, the older man died from his wounds.
According to the ECSO, the 19-year-old shooter is not being charged, as he acted within the bounds of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
“The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting but the shooter likely won’t be charged because he was acting in self-defense, according to an ECSO spokesperson.
Deputies were called to a home near Corrydale Drive and Quigley Road around 5 p.m. Sunday. They say there was a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man outside the home and parked in the driveway. The 22-year-old man lives there, according to ECSO. A 60-year-old man went up to them and started an argument saying they aren’t supposed to be on the property.
The 19-year-old man then asked the 60-year-old man to move his truck because he decided it was best to get out of there. The 60-year-old then moved his truck but he came back just before the teenager left and started chocking him through the car window, according to deputies.
The 19-year-old then fired shots killing the 60-year-old man. Both of the younger men tried to render aid but it was too late.
This is being investigated as a “Stand Your Ground” case because ECSO says the man who fired the shots was trying to defend himself.
No one involved has been identified.”
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Thankfully, Florida law allowed the 19-year-old to be armed in the vehicle under the state’s car carry law.
But if he had been outside the vehicle, it would not have been legal for him to carry the firearm. Florida’s concealed carry law requires applicants to be at least 21-years old, and they do not allow permit-less carry, with only a few very narrow exceptions.