Here’s one of the things we teach people - its not self defense if you’re the aggressor. If you can safely walk away, do it. Once you’re away, don’t re-engage if you have a choice. If you go back… now its on you and it’s not self-defense.
Prosecutor Michael Sharkey told The County Press, “Although under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the 1963 Constitution of Michigan, Article 1, Section 6, reads, ‘Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state,’ this case is not about the Second Amendment.”
“On Dec. 30, at approximately 7:15 a.m. Smith and Kohn engaged in a heated verbal argument over Smith exiting with his vehicle out the entrance of the Clark gas station leaving limited room for other drivers to enter from M-24. After the heated verbal argument ended, Smith returned armed with a .38 revolver and feloniously assaulted Kohn with his pistol; in turn, Kohn armed himself with a crowbar that escalated resulting in Kohn’s death.”