Man turns himself in for killing another man in self-defense

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2020 | Violent Crimes |

The ability to own firearms and carry them is an American right. There may be times where you must discharge a firearm in self-defense, which is specifically what the second amendment was is for. Unfortunately, any time you fire a gun at someone, it may result in a fatality. 

Such is the case for a man who turned himself into Little Rock police on Saturday morning. 

Man surrenders to police for a fatal shooting 

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, detectives arrested a 31-year-old man on Saturday morning when he turned himself in at the Little Rock Police Department. The incident occurred on Friday morning, according to the police report. He told police that he used a firearm in self-defense when he shot and killed another 31-year-old man. Another victim at the scene claims gun shots were also fired at them but they did not sustain injuries. 

According to the police report, the shooter has a felony criminal record. Due to this, he received charges for felony possession of a firearm by a certain person. Nowhere does the report mention that homicide charges contributed to his arrest. The Pulaski County jail roster did not show his name as of Sunday. Police are currently examining his self-defense claim. 

Upon arrest for and charges with a gun crime in Arkansas, people might want to talk with an attorney. This is especially true if self-defense results in someone’s death. This can provide insight into how the law applies to their situation and what types of penalties a person might face if convicted of certain crimes.