A man heard a commotion next door and went to investigate with his grandfather. An intoxicated man came outside and attacked the neighbor and his grandfather with a broken table. The neighbor shot and killed the intoxicated man.
Review of the Case:
An individual was intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .20. He became belligerent and started pushing his wife and daughter and breaking things in the living room. In the condominium next door, which shared a common wall, a couple and their grandson were woken up sometime after 2:30 a.m. and heard the chaos, loud banging, crying, and hysterical screams. Thinking only women lived in the condominium, the three neighbors thought maybe somebody broke into the home and was killing or raping the women. Fearing for the safety of his neighbors, the grandson decided to get his handgun and go and make sure everything was all right. When outside, he looked through the sliding glass door and saw a man acting uncontrollably, screaming and flailing his arms.
rappellingThe neighbor’s grandfather called security about the disturbance next door before leaving his condominium to wait outside with his grandson. While waiting on the sidewalk between the two units, the grandson saw the intoxicated man come outside and stand on the sidewalk. The intoxicated man approached the grandfather and proceeded to physically threaten him and the grandson by chest bumping him and grabbing for his handgun.
The intoxicated man calmed down for a moment and initiated bringing the grandson and his grandfather up to his house. The men were led by the intoxicated man to his front porch. The intoxicated man went inside for a moment and came outside with a piece of wood from a broken TV table. He attacked both the grandson and grandfather. The intoxicated man grabbed the grandson by the throat and threw him, causing the grandson to fall back onto the sidewalk. As the grandson was getting up off the ground, he saw the intoxicated man coming at him with the board. The grandson was yelling for the intoxicated man to stop the attack. The grandson pulled the handgun out of the holster and fired one round at the intoxicated man killing him instantly.