schmack wrote:apollosmith wrote:Scary situation! It sounds like you did things right. Hopefully the police can get this perp off the streets (again?).
This brings up an interesting question - would you have been more justified in shooting him after you drew your firearm than you were before you drew it? In other words, while he was pulling you out of the vehicle, you could have drawn quickly and shot him. This would have likely brought up questions of justification of lethal force and disparity. But after you drew and he was aware of the firearm, if he'd have come after you again, would you have been more justified in shooting because there is now potential for him to take your lethal weapon? And is it more reasonable to believe that he was intent on causing you bodily harm because he apparently had no intention on preserving his own well being by taking on an armed man?
The simple fact that he might take your weapon wouldn't be justification, ....
Aren't we allowed to use deadly force if we need to intervene in a violent felony? Dude was in Prison for 12 years. My guess is, he's a Felon. A Felon in possession of a firearm is a Felony, and with him trying to steal it from you by force - sounds like a Violent Felony.