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Florida Man Stands His Ground –

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday that his agency will not arrest a man deputies say fatally shot another man during an argument over a handicap parking space. The incident falls under Florida’s self-defense law known as “stand your ground,” the sheriff said during a news conference. The law protects from arrest those in fear of their lives who use force to defend themselves. The shooting “is within the bookends of stand your ground and within the bookends of force being justified,” the sheriff said, later adding, “I’m not saying I agree with it, but I don’t make that call.” The agency will forward the case to the State Attorney’s Office to make a final decision, Gualtieri said. The decision sprouts from a fight in a convenience store parking lot Thursday afternoon between Michael Drejka, 47, and Markeis McGlockton, 28. According to deputies, Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, about parking in a handicap space without a permit.

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