Skip to comments.Police: No charges expected in self-defense shooting death
Posted on 02/27/2013 11:45:16 AM PST by EXCH54FE
No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot an intruder trying to force his way into his residence late Saturday, Baton Rouge police said Tuesday.
The resident, Kurt Anderson, exchanged gunfire with Anthony Taylor, a 20-year-old man who tried to break into the home at 3875 Topeka St., police said.
Police Lt. Don Kelly said Anderson had not been expecting anyone late Saturday night and armed himself with a handgun before opening the door for Taylor.
Taylor, the only person struck in the exchange of gunfire, ran and collapsed a short distance away, Kelly said.
Officers responding to reports of shots fired at 11:45 p.m. found Taylors body near Geronimo and Mohican streets, police have said. Taylors gun was located next to him, police said.
Neither Anderson nor any of the other occupants of the home, including a 2-year-old child, were injured, Kelly said in a news release. At this time, no charges are anticipated against Anderson as the shooting appears to have been justifiable under law as self-defense. However, the case will be forwarded to the District Attorneys Office for review.
Louisiana law states the use of force or violence is justifiable when committed for the purpose of preventing a forcible offense against the person or a forcible offense or trespass against property in a persons lawful possession as long as it is reasonable and apparently necessary to prevent such an offense.
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He shoots HE SCORES!!
One less dirtbag walking the streets.
Am I mistaken or is New Orleans a failed city of violence and vicious crime far in excess of what its population size might expect?
compared to Chicago?
Yes, you are correct in your assessment of New Orleans but this crime occurred in Baton Rouge which is about a 90 minute drive Northwest of New Orleans.
Feel good story of the day!