Macon store employee shoots parking lot thief

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 7:43 AM
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MACON, Ga. -- An Academy Sports employee shot a man in a fight outside the store early Tuesday after finding the man rummaging through his 1993 Honda Accord.

According to The Telegraph newspaper, after completing his shift at 1 a.m., Emmanuel Monroe walked into the parking lot, located at 1689 Eisenhower Parkway, and saw 51-year-old Charles Stinson Jr. inside his car, according to a Macon police report released Tuesday.

Monroe, 27, confronted Stinson, asking what he was doing in the car. Stinson was in the front seat, leaning in to the back of the car. Stinson replied, “I did not know it was your car,” according to the report.

A struggle broke out and Stinson ran off. Meanwhile, Monroe retrieved his gun from underneath the center console of the car. He told police that Stinson seemed to reach for something and he fired three shots from his .38 caliber revolver, according to the report.

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RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 08/15/12 - 08:27 am
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I would have fired all 6.

I would have fired all 6.

beboisme
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beboisme 08/15/12 - 08:49 am
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And the headlines reads as

And the headlines reads as though the thief was stealing the parking lot! Just wondering if the shooter actually landed a shot! Why these incomplete stories continue to make the news I'll never know.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 08/15/12 - 08:51 am
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"Stinson seemed to reach for

"Stinson seemed to reach for something..." That's the story I'd use, too, if it happened at 1am in an empty parking lot.

David Parker
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David Parker 08/15/12 - 09:13 am
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I'd have left it at "I feared

I'd have left it at "I feared for my life" and squeezed the trigger

Jane18
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Jane18 08/15/12 - 09:33 am
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All together now.....

"When Stinson seemed to reach for something, I feared for my life"(and I'm sticking to it!).

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/15/12 - 10:28 am
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Only wounded.

I hate to hear about these needless woundings. They only put us on the hook for more medical bills. The wounded crook gets sympathy in court, gets light sentence, sues the shooter. Two words people......TARGET PRACTICE.

pommom38
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pommom38 08/15/12 - 11:30 am
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Not surprised

at all that he'd use that line! Thief most likely had no weapon and the victim was in no danger and out in public area. So yea, way to keep your behind out of jail.
While I agree with protect your home and life if you really think it's in danger, I do not agree with people just shooting for the heck of it. And the way this is written, it is exactly what he did.
SMDH
Great, now we've got vigilantes running loose.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 08/15/12 - 11:45 am
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time

Time to bring the HOODIES out?

cheapster505
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cheapster505 08/15/12 - 11:48 am
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explain this to me

"so the offender was running away while you rummaged thru you center console to find your gun and fired 3 shots?" well yea you were in your rights BUT a jury will have to decide

wsm141
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wsm141 08/15/12 - 01:06 pm
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How long?

Wonder how long it will be before someone cries to Sean Moores about my previous post?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/12 - 02:24 pm
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Been Lucky Till Now

Charles Stinson Jr.

Mugshots.com ID: 4743716

Name: STINSON, CHARLES JR

Race: Black

Gender: Male

Birth date: N/A

Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)

Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)

Eye Color: BRN

Hair Color: BLK

Jacket ID: 9386

Arrest Date: 10/31/2011 at 11:47

Arresting Agency: Macon

Inmate Status: In Jail

Bond: $ 4250

Release Date: N/A

Street: 4577 DIXON ROAD

Zip: 31052

State: GA

City: LIZELLA

Charges:

•02328 THEFT BY RECV STLN PRTY{02328}
•02512 FORGERY 1ST DEGREE{02512}

bdouglas
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bdouglas 08/15/12 - 02:31 pm
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Dichotomy said: "The wounded

Dichotomy said: "The wounded crook gets sympathy in court, gets light sentence, sues the shooter. Two words people......TARGET PRACTICE."

I'm not positive about GA law, but SC's Protection of Person's and Property Act (codifying the 'castle doctrine'), aka H.4301 (R412), is very well written and explicitly states that "A person who lawfully uses deadly force is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action" unless you shot at a police officer.

If Georgia's law is similar, then the guy can't be sued by the perp unless it can be proven that the perp posed no threat.

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seenitB4 08/15/12 - 03:55 pm
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Not thinking on here

Some are not thinking about this.....
A few minutes later & the jerk could have had his hands on the gun....the owner of the car most likely would have been killed....soo he did what he had to do...shoot & ask questions later......like Judge Overstreet did in his home.....we have to stop coddling crooks....that is what is wrong now for heavens sake...
Right now in Gwinnett county a man is pulling up beside elderly women & telling them their tire is going flat & motions her to pull over....she does & he walks up to the passenger side of car....she lets the window down & he reaches in & grabs her purse & runs off....

This has happened 4 times in last month.....there is no end to meaness.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/12 - 04:04 pm
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My Point Is

Less than a year ago, the taxpayers had to pay and now the taxpayers still have to pay. The government should pass a law that the cost of all rounds used would be reimbursed to the shooter.

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communistwookie 08/15/12 - 04:38 pm
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Likely story

wonder if this will hold up as self defense or he gets charged with something..

dwb619
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dwb619 08/15/12 - 05:36 pm
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South Carolina law

When I took CWP course, the law allowed the use of deadly force only in defense of yourself or others. The instructor "stressed" that South Carolina law did not allow the use of deadly force to protect property. And you better know how to answer the questions asked by law enforcement after the shooting.
The "castle" doctrine does not apply in public.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/12 - 05:23 pm
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Oh Oh

I see the debate is going in the direction of the "Martin/Zimmerman Case"

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Willow Bailey 08/15/12 - 05:32 pm
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Motivation: likely adrenaline

Motivation: likely adrenaline based anger and pride.

The way I read it, Emmanuel Monroe shot a man fleeing from the scene of ransacking his car.

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nevertoolate 08/15/12 - 05:53 pm
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once again...

some idiot has committed a crime involving a store that sells guns and ammo...TUH HEE.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 08/15/12 - 06:48 pm
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@dwb619: I, too, took the SC

@dwb619: I, too, took the SC CWP class...less than a month ago. Per the Protection of Persons and Property Act in SC, a person is absolutely allowed to use deadly force if someone forcibly and unlawfully enters your dwelling, business, or occupied vehicle. They do not have to verbally or physically (lunge, swing, etc) threaten you to use such force. The fact that they forcibly entered your dwelling, business or occupied vehicle is enough to legally use such force if you have "reasonable fear"...and who can say you didn't?

The castle doctrine WOULD HAVE applied if the victim had been inside his vehicle. However, since he walked up on someone inside his vehicle, it should not apply here. It all comes down to him feeling reasonably threatened by the perp. Since he said the guy "seemed to reach for something", he answered the police properly in terms of having a decent defense should they decide to try and charge him.

If you read the linked article, you'll also see that the victim "found a box of his bullets in a bag near where he’d shot Stinson", so chances are he made a smart move in defending himself when he thought he saw the perp reaching for something. It's also pertinent to note that the victim has NOT been charged with any crime.

dwb619
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dwb619 08/15/12 - 07:02 pm
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bdouglas correct

This can be debated by the law enforcement , in South Carolina, you are under no threat from someone in "flight". You were not occupying your vehicle, the suspect was fleeing,etc.
My point is ,you better know EXACTLY the laws of the area.
And you better know how to answer any question posed to you by the authorities.
The instructor also stressed:
1. Never pull your weapon unless you intend to use it.
2: If you use it, finish the job.

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JRC2024 08/16/12 - 12:12 am
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Why shoot if the person was

Why shoot if the person was running away and put yourself in any kind of questionable situation. Personally I don't care if he was or was not shot because he was stealing another persons possessions.

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