Welcome to Aftermath, a portion of our First Line email newsletter where Attorney Anthony L. DeWitt walks you through a real-life self-defense incident and shares his key takeaways.
The attacker was apparently spoiling for a fight and went to a gas station food truck to confront his sister-in-law working there. Based on reports from CBS 8 news, the confrontation got ugly.
At some point, he brandished a weapon. The sister-in-law used her weapon to end the threat. A highway patrol officer was driving by and detained the defender, who was taken into custody but not charged. Police said it appeared to be a case of self-defense.