An armed Florida man who rushed to defend his sister from an abusive ex-boyfriend will face no charges after fatally shooting him, according to the local sheriff’s office.
“If someone points a gun at you and cocks it, you can shoot them,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons told WEAR News of the incident that unfolded last week.
North Florida really has the best Sheriffs. They’re pretty generous with the benefit of the doubt in self defense cases and have an amazing clarity to their words during press conferences.
Investigators said the man was the ex-boyfriend of a 24-year-old unidentified woman who lives in the home.
The man reportedly broke the woman’s door down, entered the home and struck her “several times,” according to the sheriff’s office.
The woman grabbed her phone and texted her neighboring family members, including her 23-year-old brother who rushed to her home to protect her.
Investigators said another argument broke out when the brother arrived, and the ex-boyfriend pulled out a gun and aimed it at the brother.
“At one point, the male that forced entry into the trailer pulled out a handgun, pointed it at her brother and cocked it,” the sheriff said.
The woman’s brother was also armed, and he fired two shots at the man, killing him.
Don’t hit a woman in anger.
Don’t point a gun at her brother when he shows up to protect his sister.
This dude fucked around twice and found out twice.
The Sheriff agreed and everyone lived happily ever after. Except the woman beater, who got sent to hell.
I hope sis bakes bro his favorite dessert at Thanksgiving and Christmas, he earned it.