A lawyer from the family of a Florida man shot dead in a dispute over a parking lot said on Tuesday that if the authorities allow the sniper to be released due to the controversial status of Your Ground Law, "a murder sanction".
Markeis McGlockton's family spoke during a press conference in a church in Clearwater, Florida, and said they wanted justice for their loved one and did not rest until the prosecutor filed charges against the man who shot him.
"Any kind of law that allows a man to kill another man and the man who pulled the trigger does not." "I even have to take fingerprints … it has to stop, something has to be done," said McGlockton's father, Michael McGlockton, who was wearing a white T-shirt with his son's photo on it.
Markeis McGlockton, 28, was shot dead in front of his three young children on Thursday after he came out of a supermarket in Clearwater to find Michael Drejka, 47, who verbally attacked his girlfriend Britney Jacobs, in a handicap zone park.
Surveillance video showed McGlockton coming between Drejka and Jacobs and then knocking Drejka to the ground. The footage shows Drejka firing and firing while McGlockton seems to pull away, spinning and retreating.
A wounded McGlockton stumbled back into the store and died later.