Community wants justice for man killed in 'Stand Your Ground' shooting

Florida cops won’t charge man in shocking parking lot shooting over state’s ‘stand your ground’ law

A Florida motorist who opened fire on a man defending his family during a dispute over a handicap parking space last week won't face charges, the Pinella's County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.

CCTV footage of the incident shows Drejka confronting the victim's girlfriend about their auto being parked in a handicapped parking spot without a permit. "He just wanted someone to fight him", Jacobs said in an interview with "Good Morning America" on Monday.

McGlockton and the couple's five-year-old son were inside the convenience store when Drejka approached Jacobs, who was sitting in the vehicle with her infant and three-year-old children.

Richard Kelly, a regular at the convenience store, said he was confronted by Drejka once for parking his tanker truck in the same handicap spot. McGlockton then approached the pair, and reportedly "slammed [Drejka] him to the ground". McGlockton went into the store, along with the oldest child.

'He was picking a fight.

McGlockton stumbled back inside of the store and fought for his life for almost 30 minutes, according to Jacobs.

The man who shot him is being cooperative with deputies and told them he was fearful for his life. And Workman said in 2005 he was "kind of in favor of" the law, but he "can see some pitfalls if you make it too loose". Demonstrators marched from the church to the Circle A Food Store in Clearwater where McGlockton was shot and killed Thursday by Drejka, who told police he shot McGlockton because he feared for his life.

The sheriff's office referred the case to the state attorney's office to determine whether Drejka should be charged.

Those who saw video of the shooting have also disagreed that it was a case of "stand your ground".

Gualtieri said the incident falls under the state's "stand your ground" law that allows someone to use deadly force if they believe it necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm. Jacobs watched her boyfriend get shot with their 4-month-old and 3-year-old children. McGlockton fell to the ground inside of the store and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The police say Mr Drejka was co-operative when they arrived and had a valid concealed weapons licence.

"He had to shoot to defend himself", Pinellas county sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a statement obtained by CBS News. At one point Drejka threatened to shoot Kelly. The State Attorney's Office is now investigating the matter further.

"This is not right and I need justice", Jacobs said while choking back tears.

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