Florida jogger won’t be charged for shooting teen (video).

No charges in Town 'n' Country shooting: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com A pistol-packing…

No charges in Town ‘n’ Country shooting: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

A pistol-packing jogger in Florida won’t be charged for shooting and killing a teenager who attacked him during a midnight run.
Prosecutors said Tuesday they are convinced Thomas Baker acted in self defense when he fired eight shots at 18-year-old Carlos Mustelier near Tampa in November .

Prosecutors say Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law was a factor in their decision. The law, passed in 2005, gives people the right to use deadly force as long as they “reasonably believe” it is necessary to stop another person from hurting them.

Baker told police he reached for his gun when the teen punched him in the face. Baker has a concealed weapons permit.
The teen was hit four times in the chest, back and buttocks. He died at the scene.

Source: The Associated Press

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  • CC19

    “A pistol-packing jogger in Florida won’t be charged for shooting and killing a teenager who attacked him during a midnight run.”

    I’m betting that this teen won’t become a repeat offender. Just saying.

  • AngryWhiteMale

    Justice served!

  • JF

    approved! I’m a big guy but i travel and often walk to dinner or for exercise.. I have been stalked and approached and scared many times.. I have managed to get away without drawing my weapon… As with this guy I won’t be a victim..