Monday, November 21, 2022

OH: Shooting of Suspect who stole Catalytic Converter was Probably Self Defense

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office will determine whether the shooting of a man accused of trying to steal a catalytic converter Friday afternoon in Harrison Twp. is a self-defense case, a local attorney said Friday night.

“The law of stand your ground applies, the question is whether the facts meet the law,” the attorney, Dennis Lieberman, told News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis.

According to the preliminary investigation, the suspected thief was shot after attacking the owner of the vehicle, who called 9-1-1 to report that someone was trying to steal his catalytic converter.

Sheriff Rob Streck told News Center 7, “When he [the caller] confronted that individual, he told him to stop, he was going to call police. He had the phone in his hand, was trying to call 9-1-1. He was approached and attacked by the suspect . . . . There was a gunshot where the suspect was shot in the leg.”


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