Thursday, October 25, 2018

Followup TX: 19 Year Old acted in Self Defense, with single shot .22

Kirkman fired a single shot from a single shot .22 rifle during the gunfight.

The 13 bullets that riddled the pickup of a Yoakum man initially charged with murder were powerful evidence of self-defense for grand jurors, a district attorney said.

“That kinda clinched it,” said District Attorney Rob Lassmann, who serves DeWitt, Goliad and Refugio counties.

After reviewing the case’s evidence, grand jurors chose to clear Hallettsville resident Dakota Wayne Kirkman, 19, of all criminal charges during a specially convened session Oct. 11, Lassmann said.
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