Man in deadly 'stand your ground' shooting won't face charges


Witnesses told deputies the two were arguing because Drejka was upset the woman parked there because she didn't use a wheelchair, sources said.

On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman called the police on Martin, who was walking through his neighborhood, because he suspected Martin may have been connected to a string of local burglaries. Drejka will not be charged [and] will not be arrested by us. "I enforce the law", Gualtieri said. However, it is unknown to what extent recent changes to the "stand your ground law" passed by the Florida Legislature could affect Reeves case.

McGlockton, who was in the store with his 5-year-old son, exited the store, walked to Drejka and pushed him down to the ground.

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Jacobs, who witnessed the shooting along with the couple's 5-year-old son, said she and her two small children were waiting in the vehicle for her boyfriend, Markeis McGlockton, while he ran into a convenience store in Clearwater, Florida. His attorneys did not use "stand your ground" as a defense at trial, but the law still became a flash point as part of a larger national conversation.

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"What's relevant is not whether this guy's a good guy, nice guy, or whether he's a jerk, or whether he's a thorn in people's side and what he's done, whether it's three weeks ago, three months ago or three years ago", the sheriff said.

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The officers who shot Amorosi are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting. Police found a handgun and two magazines of bullets at the shooting site and sent them for testing, Guglielmi said.

Drejka reportedly approached McGlockton's girlfriend Britany Jacobs, 24, in the auto while McGlockton was in a supermarket with their son. The second was to the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, which at the time offered low-priced legal counsel for members who found themselves in Julians predicament. "They [ask], 'Can we prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt?' and if you have the sheriff standing up in front of a podium saying, 'We don't have probable cause to even believe he should be arrested, ' it's going to be hard for the State Attorney's Office to turn around and say, 'Well, we think he should be prosecuted, '" Rickman explained. Markeis McGlockton, a father to three young children, was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Within seconds of pulling the gun, Drejka fired a shot directly into McGlockton's chest. Jacobs told the Times. The 28-year-old stumbled back into the store and collapsed in front of his son. The couple's four-month-old son and three-year-old daughter were inside the auto during the shooting.

Drejka remained on the scene until police arrived and was confirmed to have a concealed carry license.

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