Florida shooting over handicapped spot argument was self-defense, cops say

Man in deadly 'stand your ground' shooting won't face charges police

The owner of the convenience store in Clearwater told ABC affiliate WFTS that Drejka had assaulted customers in the store's parking lot before.

Emotions are still running high after a man was killed during a confrontation over a parking space at the Circle A Food Store in Clearwater on Thursday, July 19. "He provoked that." Kelly encountered the man a few months prior when he parked his tanker in the space.

"It's a wrongful death".

At this point the exchange turned physical, with McGlockton coming to the defence of his partner. "A witness goes in the store and he let the owner know that there was somebody out there messing with a woman in a vehicle", she said.

"McGlockton approached Drejka - he didn't waste anytime getting to him - and then he pushed him", Gualtieri said, adding that there was no verbal exchange between the two men.

The death of McGlockton, a father of three, sparked national outrage when Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday his office would not arrest Drejka.

A man who fatally shot another man in a dispute over a parking spot in Florida will not be arrested due to a "Stand Your Ground" state law which allows deadly force when someone reasonably believes their life is at risk. View at your own discretion.

"How is this "Stand Your Ground" law?" she asked. His five-year-old was in the store, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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Now seated on the ground, Drejka reached into his pocket, pulled out a pistol and fired a single shot into McGlockton's chest, an action shown clearly on surveillance video released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

"After being slammed to the ground, he felt he was going to be further attacked", Gualtieri said.

The man who shot McGlockton does not now face any charges, but Gualtieri is referring the case to the State Attorney's Office, so he's not completely off the hook yet.

"It's a repeat. It happened to me the first time".

Though Drejka will not be charged, the state's attorney will still be reviewing the case.

Still, the Gualtieri told reporters, the legal question is not about whether Drejka was right in being the self-appointed protector of the handicap spot. They don't agree with the Stand Your Ground law that protects Drejka in this case and say he should face charges.

"He's not too good", Jacobs said of the boy, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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