Imagine seeing a friend have a gun pointed at her. You get out of the car to help, when the person turns the gun on you. That might be what happened in a case involving first degree intentional homicide charges in Milwaukee. According to a report, a man who was trying to intervene in a situation involving a breakup between a couple, shot another man after that man pointed a gun at him. The person accused of homicide may have felt threatened when a gun was pointed at him so he defended himself.
Not only could he have been defending himself in the situation, but he was defending his friend who was ending her relationship with the man that allegedly started the altercation. Because of his actions, the man who was defending himself now faces serious criminal charges.
If convicted of the charges, the man may spend life in prison. This means he will need a rigorous criminal defense. Milwaukee homicide charges are serious, and investigators and prosecutors will likely use every possible bit of evidence to try to secure a conviction. Speaking with a criminal defense attorney might be a wise idea in helping to defend against the charges and the consequences that could come with a conviction.
Since the man in this case may have been defending himself and his friend, it is important that all of the evidence in the case is carefully evaluated. This evidence can only be used if it is gathered legally by the investigators, so it is important that those accused of crimes make sure investigators and authorities pursuing the charges are following all procedures and laws.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man, 20, charged in south side fatal shooting," Jesse Garza, May 1, 2012