A Georgian man was shot 15 times, and the gunman was a fugitive – after a dispute over parking space, MTO News learned. And the whole argument and shooting was live-streamed live on Instagram.
The video, posted on social media and viewed more than 1 million times, shows the two arguing over a parking spot.
MTO News learned through social media reports that both men had tried to pull into the same parking spot – and a debate ensued.
When one person was quiet and standing inside his car – the other person (victim) started cursing and threatening his “opponent”.
Eventually the gunman would get out of his car and go to his opponent and tell him “slap me and see what happens to you.”
Op was not interested in fighting. MTO News confirmed that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired at the attacker 15 times in the point-blank range.
The shooter fled the scene – but he may not have been convicted of any crime. Georgia’s self-defense law, known as the Stand Your Ground, was created to protect Georgians and their property.
The Stand Your Ground Law states that it “allows Georgians to use deadly force to protect themselves, other persons or property” based on the reasonable belief that such forces are required to commit death, bodily harm or forced crime. “
In practice, this means that no one has the responsibility to be in their home or wherever they are. So if someone reasonably believes that there is a threat to their home, property or person, they have the right to act in self-defense.