Anthony Santi Dies: Firefighter’s fatal shooting – After deciding not to press charges against a woman who shot and killed an off-duty firefighter at an independent gas station, lawyers have talked openly about Missouri law.
Jackson County prosecutors said it was legal because it was done in self-defense and to protect others. The fight that started at a grocery store on October 6 and was caught on cell phone video has ended, the video showed. A person who was there said that the standoff lasted about 10 minutes.
A witness said that Anthony Santi, 41, defended the cashier after Ja’von Taylor, 23, insulted her. Police say Taylor got a gun out of his car. Outside, the battle is ended.
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Anthony Santi, a firefighter who died after being shot during There are no new charges in the shooting death of a firefighter who was not on duty at the time. In the video, Santi says what he thinks about Taylor. The woman who came with Taylor shot and ran away.
Spencer Fein’s lawyer, Patrick McInerney, said, “It’s a very hard choice to make because it’s already a tragic situation.”
McInerney used to be a federal and district attorney. Steve Leben, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said that Missouri has had self-defense laws to protect others since 1979.
State law says, “A person may use force if he or she has reason to believe that doing so will protect the third party from what he or she has reason to believe is going to happen.” The person is about to use force that is against the law.”
“The question is whether she has a good reason to think he is in immediate danger of dying or getting hurt badly.” Leben stated. Prosecutors think that if they don’t file charges, a jury will agree that actions taken in someone else’s defense were right.
McInerney said, “So the focus of the investigation was on what that person thought and whether or not that was a reasonable assumption at the time.”