Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Followup MD: Double Killing in December, 2017, Ruled Justified

Police said the incident was counted as a double homicide until Thursday, when the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office notified police that prosecutors would decline to file charges in the case given the circumstances.

Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow said that the man who committed the shooting “had the right to use the force that he used” because Haley and Perkins were engaged in beating the man’s neighbor at the time, including by pistol-whipping him.

“The law allows the use of such force to come to the defense of others,” Schatzow said.

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