In today’s world, one can never be too careful considering the increase of violence in our society.
With the mainstream media and the left continually fanning the flames of division, criminals have become even more brazen with their violent acts.
These miscreants seem to be under the impression that they are entitled to forcefully take others people’s property by any means necessary. That is what one thug thought he was able to do when he met a woman at a gas station that was selling her car, but instead of buying the vehicle he attempted to steal it.
However, this carjacker soon realized that he messed with the wrong woman when he saw what she was packing and ended up in a body bag.
Louise Ornduff, 36, and her son Kalaeb, 18, were attempting to sell her 2016 Nissan Rogue in Clearwater, Florida, and thought they had secured a buyer.
Louise and Kalaeb drove the car to a nearby Bank of America to meet with the potential new owners shortly after dusk to show the vehicle and negotiate a fair price for it. Though instead of Lousie handing over the keys she and her son were in for a terrifying surprise when the men showed up armed with guns and demanding the keys to the 2016 Hyundai Veloster that Kalaeb Ornduff had driven to the bank.
Louise Ornduff (Photo Facebook)
Louise was no pushover and was not about to give in to these thugs and fired a single shot at Lasupta Singletary, 18, and Jernalen Dreshaw Coleman, 17 as they fled away. That shot hit Singletary, and he was pronounced dead at Mease Countryside Hospital shortly after the horrifying incident.
But, here is where it gets tricky for this Southern Baptist mother and wife since she fired her weapon at these thugs and killed one she may not be able to claim self-defense since they were fleeing the scene.
Here is more from Tampa Bay Times:
Police are reviewing details of the case with the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney’s Office to determine whether to bring charges against her. Many details that could determine whether a claim of self-defense is legally sound have yet to be released by investigators, citing the open investigation.
“The timeline is going to be critical,” Deputy Chief Eric Gandy said during a news conference. “It’s important to determine whether the threat existed when the shot was fired.”
With the limited information released by police, experts have varying opinions about whether Florida’s “stand your ground” law would be applicable.
For some, it doesn’t look promising.
“She’s got big problems,” said Denis deVlaming, a longtime defense lawyer and former prosecutor.
Use of the stand your ground defense has three criteria, deVlaming said: the person is not engaged in illegal activity, the person has a right to be there, and if the person used deadly force to prevent great bodily harm or death or commission of a forcible felony.
Had she shot just before or during the course of the robbery, she would have been justified, deVlaming said. But she loses that ability when the perpetrators are fleeing.
Key details of the incident will likely come into play, such as whether the car was going toward the Ornduffs, where the bullet entered the car and how far away the car was from them, said Charles Rose, a law professor and director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson University College of Law.
Police declined to release a more detailed timeline of the event, as well as the number and type of guns used in the incident. Gandy said there were “some complications and questions over the transaction that occurred . . . and the circumstances of how these two groups came together” but did not elaborate further. Both cars are owned by the Ornduff family, police said.
Records show Louise Ornduff of Clearwater has no criminal history in Florida — another potential factor in deciding whether to bring forth charges, deVlaming said.
Jernalen Dreshaw Coleman, 17 (L) and Lasupta Singletary, 18 (R)
(Photo Credit Clearwater Police Department)
In all honesty, this is precisely why everyone needs to carry and be prepared to defend themselves in any situation.
These thugs were planning to do bodily harm to Lousie and her son and if she was not carrying it could have been her harmed rather then the attacker.
While the investigators are combing through this case hopefully, they will decide not to press charges against this mother who was in fear for her life and the life of her son.
H/T [Tampa Bay Times]
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