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    woman shoots and kills hit and run driver..............!

    What the "H" was she thinking? Apparently she was not even involved in the accident.

    As if the anti-gun crowd needs any more reasons to scream for disarming everyone. this comes along..........

    https://www.ajc.com/news/national/po...zsIBUcDJcoxAK/

    On my local news the day this happened they were saying that the victim's wife was claiming that he was diabetic and may have been in a state of confusion due to blood sugar levels. This will be interesting to follow......but on the surface, it doesn't look good for this gal's side of things.

    Not sure of Georgia's concealed carry laws or if you are allowed to carry a loaded weapon in your vehicle, but there was no mention of her being licensed or not.
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    Near the end of the article, it states that she was licensed to carry. That doesn't make one a police officer. She should have just been a good witness instead.
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    Pursuing, punching and trying to drag him out of his car......all over a minor fender bender? ...me thinks the accident had nothing to do with it. I'd guess she was anxious to use that gun on someone and just lookin' for an excuse. If not him, she'd have prob'ly shot someone else just for jaywalkin' or mowing their lawn in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, some mistake a carry permit for a hunting license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    Near the end of the article, it states that she was licensed to carry. That doesn't make one a police officer. She should have just been a good witness instead.
    Ah....I missed that in this article. When this was making the local news here in South Carolina there was no mention of it so I probably just didn't look closely enough! DUH! Thanks

    And, she absolutely should have just been a witness and not gone any further into getting involved. Just based on what I have seen and read, she aggressively interjected herself into a minor situation and that escalated into a deadly one due to her actions. Of course, I am sure more facts will come out if/when this goes to trial.

    Some citizens can sure show odd behavior at times. I remember back when I was a cop, I got sent to a house because the woman there was complaining about cars speeding on her street. She actually demanded that I give her my ticket book so that she could stop them and write tickets to those that she thought were speeding. I told her that I had already signed for these tickets and she would have to go see the police chief about getting her own ticket book. Chief got paid 3X what I did....let him deal with her! I never heard anything more about it so I doubt that she went to see him. LOL At least she didn't demand that I leave her my service revolver so that she could shoot them.
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    Hey, she was on her way to a date with Rep. Eric Swalwell. She's the level headed one of the pair.
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    Yep, she really doesn't have much of a defense to support her shooting of someone. Use of lethal force is allowed to PREVENT harm coming to another, not after the fact.
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    She is going to do some time over that and should from what I have seen so far at least ! She faced no threat and it does not appear to be a justified shooting by a long stretch !
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    Gotta side with the shooting victim on this one. She could have followed, given directions to dispatch and maintained a safe distance so as not to create an altercation..

    Proving her mindset may be the difference between Murder 2 and Manslaughter.

    The aggressive attack through the deceased's vehicle window and punching and trying to pull from vehicle makes it difficult to take the murder charge off the table.
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    Plenty of holes and omissions in the article, no way to tell how many errors, either.

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    Pursuing, punching and trying to drag him out of his car......all over a minor fender bender? ...me thinks the accident had nothing to do with it. -snip-
    has a good point -- there has to be more backstory to the incident.

    Arguably, once she began following him she became the aggressor and liable for anything that happened after. Blocking him in and ordering him out of the car would escalate that to another level. But the 'diabetiic shock' detail raises another aspect -- many people can confuse diabetic shock for inebriation. Payne might have thought Herring was drunk, and felt she was trying to help keep a drunk driver from causing other worse accidents. Not excusing it, just looking at another angle.

    True, there are people who see a CWP as an old-time 'regulator's badge'; it might be interesting to know how many deadly force incidents licensed concealed carriers are involved with, based on how long each had been licensed to carry and what type of incident it was.
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    No doubt she is in deep dodo.

 

 
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