From KHOU TV in Houston from Memorial Day 2013:
A well-to-do doctor claims it was self-defense when he shot and killed 36-year-old Brandon Smith. Police said Smith crashed a crawfish boil at the doctor's house, got kicked out and went back later. Smith's dad says his son was walking his dog the second time. He said Smith had a brain injury and was gunned down in the street and not on anyone's property.The shooter heald the victim at gunpoint across his lawn, across the street, and down the adjoining street then shot him. The community has demanded an investigation and charges filed, but there is more and a HUGE twist.....keep reading.
Here is the twist: The shooter, a Doctor, and the victim are white. The grieving father is a right wing, tea party, member of the Texas Republican Party, the very party that created and supports the Stand Your Ground law. This is the party that believes in shoot first ask questions later. They are in love with guns and laws that protect the shooter.
The doctor will probably use the Stand Your Ground law as defense of this defenseless unnecessary violence. And given what has recently happened in Florida, he has a good chance of getting off.
You can hear the 4 shots fired in the 911 call with the operator asking what happened. The shooter claims he was trying to keep the victim captive until the police arrived. The police sirens can be heard on the 911 call. You can hear the call(s) here.
It is hard to tell the father that he was responsible for the death of his own child. He wanted stand your ground, now he needs to pay the consequences. It is sad.