PA Bill Number: HB1340
Title: In inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of use or possession of electric or electronic incapacitation device.
Description: In inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of use or possession of electric or electronic incapacitation device. ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: May 5, 2021
Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Lycoming Township Man Claims Shooting Was In Self-Defense :: 04/30/2021
Lycoming Township (Lycoming County) - A domestic violence incident resulted in Brian Miller, 44, of Hughesville, being shot and killed inside the Fairlawn Trailer Court yesterday evening.
Jeremy Weston, who admits to shooting and killing Miller in self-defense , says it all started with Miller drove his car into his fiancé's mother's trailer earlier in the day. Weston described Miller was the former boyfriend of his fiancé's mother and both of them had active Protection From Abuse Orders against Miller. Weston says at the time, he was trying to leave with his step-daughter, when Miller started following him, eventually hitting his car. Weston says he left the area in an attempt to deescalate the situation and when he came back, Miller was gone.
He says Miller came back a couple of hours later and that's when Weston witnessed Miller beating his fiancé's mother in a car.
"I grabbed the gun, put it in my pocket and he chased my fiancé down to the front of my trailer and he tripped and I told him look you need to leave and then he stood up and he started coming towards me," Weston said. "And I said look you need to go and by the third time I told him ,I was backed up against the trailer and pulled my pistol out and I said listen I'm going to give you one more chance, you need to leave."
Weston said Miller then reached into his pockets, and that's when he pulled the trigger. Weston said he began CPR soon after, but it was too late.
"I didn't know what he was reaching into his pocket for, so I had to do something," Weston said. "I could've got stabbed or shot or whatever."
Old Lycoming Township Police Officers arrested Weston, but he was released around 3 a.m. on Friday. Weston says he does have a valid concealed carry permit to carry a gun, which he says he takes everywhere. So far police have not filed any criminal charges, until the District Attorney has the opportunity to view both the autopsy report and the final results of the police investigation.
"I was never put in a situation like that before where I've had to do that," Weston said.
One of Weston's neighbors heard the entire incident. She says her six grandchildren play and ride their bikes throughout the trailer court. She says she's thankful it was raining at the time and her grandchildren were inside, fearing if they were outside, things could have been a lot worse.
The investigation is still ongoing.