Florida man shot, killed during parking spot dispute

Adjust Comment Print

"He's getting out like he's a police officer or something, and he's approaching me", she said.

That doesn't matter, Gualtieri told reporters when he announced that Drejka wouldn't be charged. As the video clearly depicts, Drejka then produces a handgun discharges it in McGlockton's direction, who drags himself back into the store for assistance.

"I'm not saying I agree with it, but I don't make that call", he said.

McGlockton, of Clearwater, shoved Drejka after he came out of the store and saw Drejka arguing with his girlfriend Britany Jacobs, 25, who was parked in the handicapped parking spot.

Authorities say that Drejka confronted McGlockton's girlfriend, 25-year-old Brittany Jacobs, about parking in a handicapped space without a permit.

Surveillance video of the shooting and the word of the shooter are why Sheriff Gualtieri decided he would not be making an arrest in this case. Under its protection, Florida residents are allowed to use force, even deadly force, if they feel their lives are threatened.

MORE ON THE CHANGE HERE: Florida lawmakers changed ‘stand your ground law.

Florida cops won’t charge man in shocking parking lot shooting over state’s ‘stand your ground’ law

A man in a light-colored hat - later identified as Michael Drejka, 47 - went up to the vehicle, and he and Jacobs got into a spat. She told the Tampa Bay Times she is hiring a lawyer to consider her legal options.

McGlockton had gone inside to purchase snacks and sodas with their 5-year-old son, according to the paper.

Rickman says that pause could be the basis for the State Attorney's Office to ask if the time lapse was long enough for Drejka to consider whether or not to kill McGlockton - as opposed to just reacting in fear?

In a news conference addressing the incident, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri spoke about the "Stand Your Ground" law. Drejka then pulls out a gun and shoots McGlockton square in the chest.

"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should", he said. The second was to the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, which at the time offered low-cost legal counsel for members who found themselves in Julians predicament.

He said the case would be reviewed by the state attorney who will determine whether Mr Drejka should be charged. George Zimmerman was famously acquitted under the law during his trial for shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. He owned the gun legally and had a concealed carry permit, Gualtieri said.

Michael Drejka shot and killed 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in a convenience store parking lot in Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is
When asked about what came out of the summit, Bossert said, "President Trump had a productive set of conversations. But according to Gowdy, what Trump said and the circus that followed, is unacceptable.

Israel Reduces Fishing Zone For Gaza, Closes Crossing
A vast air offensive, "Operation Cast Lead", was launched in December 2008 to stop Palestinian rocket fire into Israel. But several mortars struck Israel following the declaration, to which Israel responded.

Lewis Hamilton signs new Sh4.6Billion-a-year Mercedes contract
Lewis Hamilton has agreed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season, the team have announced.