August 18, 2018

Positivity: ‘A Classic Case of Self-Defense’

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Des Moines, Iowa (video at link):

Published 1:55 p.m. CT Aug. 15, 2018

Police have identified the man who shot and killed another man in an altercation in a Des Moines home Saturday night.

Justin Adam Grayson, 27, fatally shot Joshua James Wheeler, 32, at about 11:30 Saturday night after entering a home on the 200 block of East Park Avenue, police said in a news release Wednesday.

Grayson was lawfully armed with a handgun and had a valid concealed weapons permit, the release said.

Sgt. Paul Parizek, a spokesman with the Des Moines Police Department, previously said when Wheeler arrived at the home, he was in defiance of a court order forbidding him from having contact with a female resident, who is a former domestic partner of his.

Parizek said Grayson was visiting the 25-year-old woman, who is a friend of his, and the two had discovered that Grayson’s car tire was slashed outside the home. They were inspecting the damage when Wheeler quickly drove into the driveway.

The three got into a verbal altercation, and the woman and Grayson went into the house, at which point Wheeler forced his way into the home and began assaulting Grayson, police said.

Grayson told Wheeler he had gun — which he legally owned and had a permit to carry. Wheeler again attacked Grayson, who shot Wheeler once in the abdomen, according to police. Wheeler later died in Iowa Methodist Hospital.

When the evidence was presented to the Polk County Attorney’s Office Sunday, “they determined it was a classic case of self-defense,” Parizek said.

Two children, ages 2 and 5, were in the home at the time of the shooting, Parizek said. …

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