Skip to comments.Slinger homeowner won't be charged in fatal shooting(WI)
Posted on 03/21/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT by marktwain
A Slinger homeowner who fatally shot a 20-year-old West Bend man who was hiding from police inside the homeowner's enclosed porch will not be charged, the Washington County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Bo Morrison was among a group of people who fled from an underage drinking party in a nextdoor garage and was hiding inside the porch when he was shot about 2 a.m. March 3.
The homeowner acted lawfully and in self-defense when he armed himself, encountered Morrison in the darkened room and killed him with a single gunshot from a .45 caliber revolver, the statement says. Authorities have not identified the homeowner.
Wisconsin's castle doctrine law presumes homeowners are justified when using deadly force against intruders.
The law, passed by the Legislature in November, covers places like patios, porches and garages.
According to the district attorney's office report on the incident:
Shortly before 1 a.m. the homeowner was awakened by loud music coming from the property east of his home, walked outside through the back porch and heard loud music coming from a car in a driveway.
After pounding on the car and telling a female inside to turn down the volume he got into a brief verbal confrontation with the car's occupants before going back inside his residence and calling police.
When officers arrived they heard loud music and noise coming from the detached garage but it subsided after police knocked on the garage door.
The officers heard talking and laughing inside the garage and tried forcing their way through the door but it appeared the people inside were holding it shut.
A man who lived in the residence on the property was asleep, so one of the officer's called the man's wife, who was at work, and told her citations would be issued to them
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at 1 a.m. the homeowner was awakened by loud music
I can see why you might want to kill somebody but....to actually do it....?
Ben, get a grip.
OK. Man calls police about a party next door. Kills person fleeing from the scene.
MURDER. MURDER. MURDER.
Not going to be charged for MURDER?
IT IS SO GREAT TO BE AN AMERICAN.
Don’t worry. I’m not going to whack some punk for waking me up at 0100.
“A Slinger homeowner who fatally shot a 20-year-old West Bend man”
Too bad it wasn’t “Gun Slinger” in the headline!
Big Fred, get a grip, too.
Is that why the punk got killed? get a grip
Yeah. Get a grip.
And to all the people who want to hang an experienced COMBAT SOLDIER for allegedly killing “innocent” women and children.
I got it.
It is great to be an American. The only thing about your post that makes sense.
My post wasn’t directed at you.
Get a grip.
Huh? Yon post doth not sense make.
I thirdith said motion.
If you come into my dark house in the middle of the night, as this 20 year old did, you’ll also be greeted with a blast of a shotgun, just as the 20 year old was.
And with any luck on my part, you’ll not leave under your own power either.
If you think I’m over reacting, well, just keep that in mind as you come through the door or window.
I'm Calling Bullsh!+.
LIVE FREE OR DIE.
The dead man, having fled the scene, entered the enclosed porch of the neighbor. The neighbor then found him. And quit beating up on America. It is a good place to live.
Look at it from the other perspective.
You kill my 20 kid, who was only partying next door, because YOU forced your POV?
Keep that in mind.
I’m going to beat up on America.
It USED to be a good place to live.
Now everything is a fight.
YAY FOR US!!!!