Florida Man Shoots Man Who Pushes Him, Does Not Get Charged, Stand Your Ground Cited

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Charged With Manslaughter CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday that his agency will not arrest a man deputies say fatally shot another man during an argument over a handicap parking space. The incident falls under Florida’s self-defense law known as "stand your ground," the sheriff said during a news conference. The law protects from arrest those in fear of their lives who use force to defend themselves. The shooting "is within the bookends of stand your ground and within the bookends of force being justified," the sheriff said, later adding, "I’m not saying I agree with it, but I don’t make that call." The agency will forward the case to the State Attorney’s Office to make a final decision, Gualtieri said. The decision sprouts from a fight in a convenience store parking lot Thursday afternoon between Michael Drejka, 47, and Markeis McGlockton, 28. According to deputies, Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, about parking in a handicap space without a permit.

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Maestro Bash : The moment you put your hands on someone, you've lost my empathy about what happens to you. Well deserved.

Ticky Tocky : He's pushing daisies instead of old men.

Jonesie : This wasn't the first time this kid used violence instead of reason. Not by far. He saw an older, weaker white guy arguing with his girlfriend, and he went to the first and only option he considers to solve problems. Violence. Had the old guy not pulled a gun, the violence would have continued. Notice the kid's posture after the shove. He was looking to continue. He only hesitated momentarily while wondering if the gun was real, and the man behind it resolved. Had the attacker been white/hispanic/asian/etc, the result would have been the same. Cause of death: Natural Selection.

0sum gamezzz : If you watch closely after the guy pushed the man down he was advancing to hurt the guy. He was pressing what he thought was going to be easy pickings. Bottom line, he was fixing to beat the shit out of this dude, and probably video or take pictures to show off his handiwork afterward. Sound familiar? Don't feel bad. This time the bully lost.

KokaKolaKan : Violence must be met with greater violence. The man earned his death.

Unarcadia Arcadia : When America works as intended it's a beautiful thing to behold

Fern Mccreary : The world is a better place with that guy dead, that's indisputable

djaysenpai : black dude could have killed him with this push

Tremuoso : He clearly dindu nuffin.

Winston Hicks : He won't push anyone again...

ukranaut : 1. Don't take parking spaces you have no right for. 2. Don't assault people. And everything is gonna be alright. In opposite case - blame yourself.

Rob Hand : The black guy was going to continue attacking him.

Da Arkive : lesson 101 : Do not push around people smaller than you, because they may be armed

chs18311 : I’ve been telling people for years, if you’re not handicapped, do not park in a handicapped parking space!

James McCown : Good job, Michael. Brother Markeis won't be pushing any more people.

SAGE NOKO : It’s entitlement to expect your assault will be met with nothing. His priveliege was merely checked.

Jazzbo Jackson : good shoot. dont attack someone.

Jesse Locke : Was this a legal shooting? According to Florida law, yes it was. If you don't like the law act to change the law. Whichever way this turns out what it says is KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!

TJ rider : Don't go around pushing people... you never know when they'e done taking crap

GhettoPharmacist : Real tough attacking an elderly person? whos laughing now?

M C Taylor : The guy who is now dead took THREE STEPS toward the man who he'd pushed to the ground. TOWARD A MAN ON THE GROUND!

Schlomo Ofenstein : Good job Pops

Ducky Man : Why does this demographic always attack old people who are unable to protect themselves without guns? Attacker was a coward, got more than he expected.

Elijah : Everybody's a tough guy until you shove someone who has a weapon. Ooopsy...game over.

Nial Iwakura : I love the smell of justice in the morning

Billy Clinton : You see how fast he stopped his aggression, didn't you?

Bee Juice : Consequences

Scl Nrms : yeah i dont really see why this is a problem. guy was just defending himself. dude should have never went up and shoved him that violently. idiot

dwarrior 6969 : Ex con pushed the wrong guy. He probably thought he's old, fat and weak....

T.H. Lawrence : Don't see anything wrong. The man who pushed the other could have come out, got in his car with his candy and drove off. Problem solved. But instead of either ignoring the guy or talking to him, he immediately shoved him to the ground. For that decision, instead of one of the other two, he got shot. Did he "deserve" to get shot? Not sure. I do know this, if your first reaction is to commit an assault, then realize that getting shot in the chest might be the result of said aggression.

markyncole : I think it's borderline close,he saw the gun and started to back up,ending his threat to the man but then got shot. That being said DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS ON PEOPLE

Tom Wessel : USA truly the greatest country in the world

Chris : He comes out of nowhere to the mans blindspot during a discussion where the two weren't anywhere near eachother, shoves the guy so hard that he literally went off his feet to the asphalt, advances on him even when he is on the ground and is shot. Justified, especially in Florida.

Kamikaze Gorilla : Well...you shouldn't go around shoving people then? I fail to see what this old man did wrong.

David Bann : I could watch this over and over forever

Captain Obvious : Nothing of value was lost.

Clipper Clock : Where do you think the stand your ground law came from? You have a right as a citizen to talk to someone who is illegally parked. You don't have the right to put your filthy hands on someone (it's called assault). Everything happened in the correct sequence. A man is dead because he was a fool and "sucker pushed" a guy to the ground. The guy protected himself from more potential harm. Case closed.

goodgoy 999 : dindu be dead

Dragan Nestorovic : Not sure why some people think they can put their hands on others.....in this case he wont ever be making that mistake again.

fbody984life : I hope they start showing pictures of the shooter when he was 3 years old. He was a good boy and it looks like he Dindu Nuffin either.

AirMax : Good for you white man, could've ended up being beaten to the inch of your life like that 92 year old man just few days ago. Applaud!

tosa east : R.I.P tough guy. Sleep tight.

Nerthus : We need laws like this in every state. We need the right to defend ourselves from the constant attacks by violent amoral anti-social animals.

LJR Limited : Actually looks like self defense, not stand your ground.

scorpiocat69 : Was McGLOCKton shot by a GLOCK?..that would be soooo ironic!

theFEMAcampESCAPEE : Gunshots and loud bass are the only language these chimps understand

Malachor8091 : Couple of things to notice. The girlfriend gets out of the car when her boyfriend is about ten feet away from shoving the shooter. That introduces a disparity of force. Also the guy in the white T-shirt is advancing on the scene right up until the gun is displayed. That also introduces a disparity of force. The shooter might well have felt he was going to get a three person beat down at the time he fired.

Izan Reality : Good. Maybe you shouldn’t go around pushing people.

Reported990 : Bell curve at its finest. HATE EM BTW