Self-defense Is Still Legal in North Carolina

Two guys (father and son) approached him, and one of them was armed. They probably thought a guy driving a Subaru wasn’t likely to be armed. No charges in fatal road rage case.

No charges will be filed as a result of an Aug. 5, 2018, road rage incident in eastern Wilkes County that left a man dead and his son severely injured, according to a statement sent by District Attorney Tom Horner’s office and identified as being jointly made by Horner and Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew.

The statement said, “Not only would it be impossible for a jury to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that either surviving individual to this tragedy was guilty of a crime, but that an initial indictment would be impossible to be obtained from a grand jury based upon a lesser burden of proof being that of probable cause.”

The events that lead up to this, make the entire incident pointless, but the dead guy and his son – in the eyes of the law – put this guy in a position where he feared for his life, and so he was legally able to defend himself. (And because he had a concealed carry license, he was actually able to defend himself.)

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