Skip to comments.Newman Lake homeowner cleared after fatal shooting(WA)
Posted on 06/13/2012 4:22:01 AM PDT by marktwain
A Newman Lake homeowner did nothing wrong when he shot his girlfriends ex to death after the irate man showed up at his house with loaded guns last month, according to prosecutors.
Spokane County prosecutors said Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against Doug Snarski, 55, for the homicide of Sean Parsons on May 13.
Parsons, 43, was armed with a shotgun, handgun and an ammunition-stocked belt when he entered Snarskis home early that morning and said he planned to kill everyone.
Snarski called 911 and left the phone on as the confrontation with Parsons ensued. Dispatchers heard the gunfire that killed Parsons.
Theres no surviving this. Youre dead, Parsons told Snarski, according to a recording of the call released Tuesday. Theres nothing you can do.
The recording begins with Snarski yelling at Parsons to leave after Parsons apparently fired a shotgun.
Two shots with a shotgun is enough! Snarski said.
Parsons refused to leave and repeatedly swore at Snarski.
Im going to kill you, and Im going to kill her, Parsons said.
Parsons later yelled about a restraining order Snarskis girlfriend had obtained against him recently.
Christina Lewis, 51, dated Parsons for several years.
Snarski said he called 911 and crouched on the floor at the top of his stairs as Parsons yelled at him to show his face from the lower floor. Parsons can be heard firing a shot about two minutes into the call, then telling Snarski he had 87 other rounds waiting for him.
Snarski again urged him to leave.
Sean, stop and think about this. Youre making a mistake, Snarski said.
About 2 1/2 minutes into the call, three gunshots rang out. I told you you were making a mistake! Snarski yelled at Parsons.
Snarski said he fired at Parsons as soon as he reached the top of the stairs. Lewis then got on the phone to talk to a dispatcher, who had been asking if anyone was on the line throughout the 3-minute confrontation.
Ive heard everything, the dispatcher told Lewis. He asked who had been shot.
Snarski can be heard in the background saying, Yes I shot him he put bullet holes in my house.
Snarski said he was told by law enforcement Tuesday that he can get his gun back, which was being held as evidence. Snarski has a concealed weapons permit and bought the gun a couple years ago. He said hed never fired it before the May 13 confrontation.
Law enforcement said from the beginning that Snarski acted in self-defense and no charges were expected.
They made the comment that it was one of the easiest cases they ever had to do, Snarski said Tuesday.
Snarski said he and Lewis are doing well, but hes still working to get his house back in order. Bullet holes in walls are being patched, and new carpet is to be installed today.
He said he wasnt surprised to hear Tuesday that prosecutors had cleared him of wrongdoing, but it was still a relief.
You know youre innocent, but you just want to hear those words, he said.
Newman Lake homeowner cleared after fatal shooting
“Parsons, 43, was armed with a shotgun, handgun and an ammunition-stocked belt when he entered Snarskis home early that morning and said he planned to kill everyone.”
Tough call, eh? I’m sure liberals would like to see an instant replay 20 times to be sure they got the call right.
...there are your usual run-of-the-mill everyday ho-hum dumb@$$e$ who make the finals for the annual Darwin Awards...
And then there's this guy...
He is very fortunate.
That was not a proper way to plan to defend yourself and your loved ones. Be prepared in more than receiving the paperwork and firearm. Be prepared to use it by practicing.
I wonder how long it took before the cops showed up?
Snarski and Hutch???
Many police call an RO "paper Kevlar". That would have been true if Snarski had not killed Parsons, who would have only been "taunted a second time" had he failed.
“I wonder how long it took before the cops showed up?”
Newman Lake is a long way away from the Sheriff’s office. It’s close to the Idaho border. First on scene would have been a unit from either the State or SO on routine patrol. Could have easily been 20 to 30 minutes minimum.
And you believe that?
He used his head, made sure the 911 operator heard everything, concealed himself and waited for the idiot perp to expose himself.
And then he shot him dead.
No panic, no emptying the mag (common under stress)
When a man is aware of the sissified culture we live in, it might be prudent to say doe-eyed platitudes like "Honest, I never shot that evil gun till today." And "You heard how crazy he was, right?" when you know the MSM will portray you in the worst possible light afterward.
In a post-Zimmerman world, any thinking individual needs to plan for the aftermath of a justified shooting as carefully as how to protect his loved ones. The Darwin Award Winner had clearly presented himself as a threat based on the restraining order being issued. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to perceive that he might become a physical threat.
Based on the victorious shooter's actions, I doubt very much that he was "fortunate," just very savvy.