Skip to comments.Man arrested in deadly Phoenix shooting
Posted on 07/23/2012 10:21:07 AM PDT by marktwain
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A 48-year-old Phoenix man was arrested after police said he shot a homeless man who walked into his front yard late Friday night.
Donald Jackson Taylor was arrested and charged with one count of misconduct involving weapons after the incident.
Police said a 57-year-old transient man with a history of threatening people in the area walked into Taylor's front yard and began shouting at him at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Taylor told the man to leave and warned him not to come any closer, according to police. The man continued to walk toward Taylor, who reportedly fired one round from a shotgun, striking the man.
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My rule of thumb is, when someone with a shotgun tells me to leave and not come any closer, I usually follow his instructions to the “T”. It has worked out well for me so far.
Under North Carolina law that would have been a bad shoot. I don’t know about Arizona law.
Police said Jackson was prohibited from owning firearms because of a previous conviction about three decades earlier in another state. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail.
It would be nice if we knew the nature of the conviction or the other state.
While this sounds like a clear case of self defense, they can still get him on what is a likely BS firearms charge. He should have used a crossbow or a samurai sword.
I agree 100%.
His conviction 30 years ago could have been for misdemeanor domestic violence incident, which retroactively took away one's gun rights after the Clintoon era Lautenberg Amendment of 1997.
” Get off my lawn you SOB “ ,,,, Clint Eastwood .
Yes, Shall not be infringed.
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