GUN No charges for LA man who killed armed assailant

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    No charges for LA man who killed armed assailant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors will not charge a Los Angeles man who was arrested for allegedly killing a man who was stabbing his girlfriend and her mother.

    Prosecutors said Thursday that 29-year-old Diedree Edwards fired a handgun in self-defense and to save the women.

    Police say Edwards heard screams on Tuesday from the parking lot of an apartment complex in southwest Los Angeles and found Rhett Wilkins attacking the women with a knife.

    Deputy District Attorney David R. Lopez says Edwards grabbed the gun from the older woman's closet and fired three times at Wilkins.

    Edwards then fled to a nearby apartment as police arrived and barricaded himself for several hours. He surrendered after police threw tear gas canisters through his window.

    Lopez says Edwards had been staying with the women because they had been threatened by Wilkins, the older woman's former boyfriend.
     
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    why would you run?
     
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    Because we're in California, and normally this would be like LOL GUNS KILL PEOPLE KTHX. Kinda weird that this happened.

    I'm surprised he's not getting charged for, at the very, least running. Tear gas costs money.
     
  4. GlobeGuy

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    In teh movies, when you kill someone you run.
     
  5. Paul Revere

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    because hes a californian

    edit: he didnt realize that he prevented people from being murdered, probably just focused on "OMG I JUST SHOT SOMEONE IM A BAD GUY" and got scared
     
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    Probably other details not mentioned such as the shooter had warrents etc. Either way good job on the good shoot.
     
  7. Sardaukar

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    Hooray for LA.
     

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