Re: FU Pool- Sterling Shooting
Date: March 19, 2013 12:53PM
> I'm pretty sure that according to VA case law, if
> the shooting is considered self-defense then he is
> immune from civil prosecution.
> Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
§ 18.2-91.1. Use of physical force, including deadly force, against an intruder; justified self-defense.
Any person who lawfully occupies a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly physical force, against another person when the other person has unlawfully entered the dwelling, having committed an overt act toward the occupant or another person in the dwelling, and the occupant reasonably believes he or another person in the dwelling is in imminent danger of bodily injury.
Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical force, as provided in this section shall be immune from civil liability for injuries or death of the other person who has unlawfully entered the dwelling that results from the use of such force.
But Im sure they will still try to sue.