Phoenix shooting has echoes of Trayvon Martin case
'Stand your ground' law looms large in shooting death in parking lot
By Marisol Bello
PHOENIX — By now, the scene is familiar: Two men who don't know each other get into an altercation — one black, one Hispanic. One has a handgun and shoots the other dead.
The victim is unarmed. The shooter claims self-defense and walks free. For more than a month, the victim's family waits to see whether authorities will file charges against the shooter.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
- Patrol Issues
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- After HOA demands pro-cop flag taken down, family shows support for LE in a different way
- Video: SC motorcycle pursuit ends in fatal wreck
- 50 to 60 teens swarm Calif. train, rob weekend riders
- Sheriff: Suspect opened fire on Texas deputy’s children, home in 'attack'
- 10 ways law enforcement ruined me as a woman