PA Bill Number: HB785
Title: In minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties.
Description: In minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties. ...
Last Action Date: Mar 5, 2021
Florida Self-Defense: Driver shot to death on I-95 after crash, argument :: 02/19/2021
JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — A dispute between two drivers ended with one shooting the other dead on I-95 on Friday afternoon.
The northbound lanes of the highway reopened as of 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the shooting happened after a sideswipe collision between two cars near Donald Ross Road. A fight broke out after both drivers pulled over and eventually led to gunfire, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
One person died at the scene.
Two sources tell CBS12 News the shooter told police he acted in self defense. He was interviewed by police and released without charges later the same evening.
"You can use deadly force to protect yourself or someone else against death or great harm," said Ian Goldstein, a West Palm Beach defense attorney who is not involved with this case.
Goldstein told CBS 12 News a person has to fear threat of death or great bodily harm in order to use deadly force, according to Florida law. Under the state's stand-your-ground law, if prosecutors were to bring charges, they would need to prove the shooting was not in self-defense and was deliberate.
"You’re allowed to meet force with force under the stand-your-ground law," he said.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.