MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Video by WMC via CNN) —A Tennessee man is accused of shooting and killing an alleged burglar.
Charles Kalb is charged with first-degree murder, according to WMC.
The man killed, Lamorris Robinson, was seen stealing a chainsaw from a store, according to a police affidavit. The affidavit goes on to say Kalb shot Robinson in the back with a sawed-off shotgun as he ran from the store.
Dougan works as the chief instructor at a gun range in Memphis. He teaches gun owners about using their weapons and the law.
He is also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.
Unfortunately for some “instructors” teaching about defensive use of firearms is mostly concentrated on how yo accurately put rounds downrange into a criminal and a little as of when you can do that within the narrow window the law provide us to do so. I am still hearing here in Florida about instructors commenting about the “Three Step Rule” of carry in a vehicle and that you can kill somebody if he is armed with a knife at 21 feet or less.
In the case above, the defining line is “as he ran from the store” which means whatever event was happening that may have been considered a forcible felony and which you believed could lead to death or grave bodily harm, was no longer the case. He was not in danger, the possible forcible felony was over.
This is why I keep pestering my readers to get more instruction via books and articles by people that deal with the non-trigger-pulling part of defensive shooting. I have mentioned Massad Ayoob, Andrew Branca and Jon Gutmacher for Florida residents over and over through the years because they studied and made careers out of what happens after the shooting is done and what has kept people out of prison and what has sent them to endure a long
So yes, do the accurate shooting thing, but learn the legal aspect. If you think it is boring, think that ignoring it will indeed make your life more exciting during trial, sentencing and life behind bars.
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