Do you think he should have been charged with manslaughter?
Shooting a burglar can land you with voluntary manslaughter charges.
David Hillis, 21, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for shooting a home invader earlier this month, The Plain Dealer reports. Two men, Marcus Glover, 25 and Terry Tart, 37, broke into the home in Akron around 2 p.m.
Hillis was in his home with two other people when two burglars broke in. The burglars held him at gunpoint but Hillis pulled out his own gun and the criminals fled.
Hillis chased them into the yard and fired multiple shots. Glover was found dead not far from the home.
The charge against Hillis is a first degree felony.
“Self-defense is an affirmative defense but people have a duty to retreat when they’re outside the home,” Akron Deputy Chief Prosecutor Craig Morgan told The Plain Dealer. “The only place they don’t have a duty to retreat is inside the home.”