Connect with us

Teen Given 11 Year Sentence For Fatally Shooting Classmate After Claiming Self-Defense

Email Featured

Teen Given 11 Year Sentence For Fatally Shooting Classmate After Claiming Self-Defense

You’d be hard-pressed to find people who will argue that using a gun in self-defense is wrong. It’s pretty much one of the most cut-and-dry legal justifications out there. The only problem is figuring out how to distinguish between cases of self-defense, and cases of not-quite self-defense.

An excellent example is a fatal shooting two years ago involving two high school classmates in San Antonio, Texas. According to reports, 19-year-old Jasjeet Singh had invited two of his classmates, Brian Odipo and another unnamed student, to visit his home with the purpose of showing off a pistol. Singh had planned on selling the gun to Odipo.

From there, things got a little fishy. Singh testified that he showed the gun to Odipo, but Odipo pointed the gun at Singh in a threatening manner. Singh feared for his safety and grabbed the gun. Singh said in the courtroom, “When I snatch the gun, I lose balance and I fall back and I see Brian kind of off balance too, and I hear a chair move. Before I realize it, the gun goes off.”

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


More in Email Featured

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

To Top
STAY IN THE LOOP
Don't miss a thing. Sign up for our email newsletter to become a Patriot Outdoor News insider.

Send this to friend