Thursday, June 23, 2016

Followup MI: Marcus Weldon Found not Guilty in 2014 Self Defense Shooting

The suspect, Omar Padi, who shot at Weldon, moved to Yemen.

A 28-year-old man who shot two men while dressed as Santa Claus after an argument at a Detroit gas station on Dec. 21, 2014 has been acquitted of all charges against him.

Marcus Weldon, who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, says he claimed self defense when he took the stand in a week-long trial that ended with a jury issuing a not-guilty verdict Monday.

Weldon opened fire on two men, striking one of the men, Omar Pady, then 29, in the abdomen, and his friend, Salah Rifai, in the arm.

He claims he fired his gun in self defense, believing that Pady was going to shoot him. 

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