Skip to comments.Norman man claims self-defense in weekend shooting
Posted on 02/12/2013 8:43:09 AM PST by marktwain
NORMAN, Okla.The family of a man who was questioned by police for a shooting Saturday afternoon says he shot another man in self-defense.
Police were called to the 4000 block of Mayfair Dr. around 10 a.m. Saturday, regarding a fight.
While officers were on their way to the scene, the fight intensified to a shooting.
Authorities took the suspected shooter, 47-year-old Todd William Hoss into custody at that time.
After investigating the shooting, police learned that Hoss may have fired the weapon in self-defense.
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In SC, you must have “clean hands” in order to claim self defense. Drawing a weapon because one is losing a fight or by instigating a fight, will get you arrested.
“Witnesses say Hoss was talking to his ex when another man walked up with axe.
The pair began fighting and the other man was shot in the arm.”
I spoke too soon. I confused this story with another where two men were fighting and one pulled a weapon claiming self defense.
I believe that if you are the one attacked, you still have right to defend yourself against deadly force.
Even if you provoked the incident, the law usually allows you to regain the right to defend yourself by attempting to retreat or to break off the fight.
That would seem to be sufficient to claim self-defense. Threatened with deadly weapon. His home. Other guy made the first move. Self defense.
Assuming this is true.
Even more confusing:
Norman Police are investigating their latest shooting after they say a man tried to kill his ex-wife’s new boyfriend...
“Evidently, he drove off after the gunshots, and came back five minutes later, and had another fight in the garage, and that’s when the police showed up,” (a) neighbor (said).
According to Norman Police, the suspect, 47-year old Todd Williams Hoss, went to his vehicle and pulled out a gun at some point during the fight.
“We think he shot at least two rounds, perhaps one into the ground, and then one into our victim,” Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said.
The victim was shot once in the arm, and taken to OU Medical center to treat what police say appear to be non-life threatening injuries.
Hoss is not a stranger to domestic situations. According to court records, at least two women have filed protective orders against him.
Norman Police have not released the name of the victim. Hoss has yet to be formally charged.