Transcript for Deadly altercation over parking spot caught on camera
To an argument over a parking spot turned deadly in man was shot to death right in front of his five year old son and the shooter. Could be protected by Florida's controversial stand your ground law ABC's expertise has more on the confrontation caught on camera it's. The whole incident was caught on camera. A father gunned down over handicap parking space now this morning. Detective determining the shooting was justified. Under a controversial Florida law. If mark he's been Boston hadn't walked up to him the way he did and slammed him on the ground we wouldn't be here having this discussion here the altercation happened Thursday outside of convenience store in Clearwater when Brittany Jacobs seen in this white car. Parks illegally in a handicap space. Jacobs boyfriend marquis smug locked in it 28 year old black man. Get out of the car with their five year old son. Detectives say that's when Michael Drake 47 year old white man apparently upset the cars parked illegally. Jumped out of his vehicle it inspects the car for handicap decals. What he doesn't see in the surveillance shows that to get into a verbal altercation. Moments later my block and leave the store to defend his girlfriend. Pushing Drake it to the ground. Rick event pulling out his gun and opening fire. Fatally shooting McLaughlin in the chest. The defendant can use the fact that the victim started to walk away. Says evidence that the shooter was not an imminent harm. This stand your ground law gives were ready and the rights protect themselves. If they feel threatened but locked and girlfriend is devastated. Eddie it does this. Yeah. Well all. This man says he had a similar altercation with the shooter at this scene store owner about a month ago here's your suit me call me. And stuff like this. At things a racial issue. The shooter only gun legally and had a concealed carry permit according to police he also local police. He was in fear of being attacked again then this is such a hot and emotional issue I suspect toward me hear about this for a while back things I appreciate it thank you.
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