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  1. stdreb27

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    CORPUS CHRISTI — The owner of a South Texas convenience store has been arrested for murder after shooting a man attempting to steal beer from his shop.
    Rodney James Duve was being held Sunday in the Nueces County jail with bond set at $35,000. Corpus Christi police say a 39-year-old man came into his store Saturday evening and took a 12-pack of beer before attempting to flee.
    The 52-year-old Duve was arrested at the store. The robbery suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital where he died.
    A police spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone message seeking more information.
    http://m.yourhoustonnews.com/mobile...cle_ff39c413-1650-500d-a60f-195979a4dce0.html
     


  2. General Zod

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    Yeah, I'm thinking perforating someone for shoplifting falls into the "excessive force" category...
     
  3. GlockOwner

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    wonder what time of day this was. You can use deadly force if you feel that it is needed to prevent theft at night.
     
  4. V-Tach

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    I saw this last night on the news and it left me wondering what they haven't told us......
    There has to be more to the story, imho..
     
  5. Renegade

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    Another story said shooting was around 8pm, sunset was 712pm that night. Looks like it may be a good shoot.
     
  6. roadkill

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    That's what I was thinking. Legally justified. Morally not so much.


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  7. Southpaw

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    There is probably more to it, but I hate thieves and they should not be afforded any different consideration whether it's night or day!!
     
  8. stdreb27

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    I couldn't link to the local paper because they're behind a pay wall. But local news didn't have much more. Seems to be cut and dry shooting of a shoplifter wanting a 12 pack of beer... After sunset.
     
  9. txinvestigator

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    Words like "reasonably believe", and "immediately necessary" come into play. Also, there are further restrictions to use deadly force from fleeing with property immediately after committing theft during the nighttime.

    And was he an employee or an owner. If he is an employee there are additional justifications that mist he met to protect a third persons property.

    The law does not say that deadly force is justified if you "feel" it is needed
     
  10. stdreb27

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    He was the owner.
     


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