IL: Tresspass Shooting involved Self Defense, was Justifiable

Jan 9, 2016 | 0 comments

This shooting was initially characterized as a shooting over trespass. Now it comes out that it was a defensive shooting. The following includes a statement by the State Attorney, Jim Devine. It is my belief on the facts presented to me that the homeowner had a justifiable right to protect himself, his wife and his property,” Devine said today in an email. “Mr. Williams had ample opportunity to leave the homeowner’s premises. When Williams did not leave and then subsequently moved in an aggressive manner toward the homeowner, the justifiable right of self-defense …read more