Sanford Police seem to think yelling at him is reason enough to shoot someone

Sanford Police seem to think yelling at him is reason enough to shoot someone


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A Seminole County Schools employee was shot multiple times at a RaceTrac gas station in Sanford. Sanford Police describe it as a Stand Your Ground textbook case, even though the seriously injured man never reached out to the shooter.

According to police, 32-year-old Maurice Holloway got into RaceTrac that morning after stopping in a school district car. He encounters an unidentified shooter who appears to have had a long personal history with him. The pair began arguing, with Halloway yelling and making threats that witnesses called 911. Halloway left the store several times, only to come back and shout more at the shooter.

The shooter pulled out his licensed handgun before exiting the station. When Halloway confronted him again, he shot him several times.

“As he walks out the doors, Holloway is again there for the standoff and shots are fired. As we are now at this point in the investigation, it appears to be a Stand your Ground case, so we will not file charges today or bring charges,” police spokeswoman Bianca Gillette said at a news conference. Today’s arrest.

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Gillette cited the fact that the husband had a “longstanding grudge” and cited the 6’8 victim as reasons the shooter reasonably feared for his life.

We’d argue the fact that the victim never pulled a gun, along with the fact that the men knew each other, seemed to indicate the opposite. Reports do not indicate that Holloway was carrying a gun at the time of the shooting. But we can’t expect the city in which the world’s most famous earth-defense man who stalked and murdered a teenager argued to see it that way.

Holloway is currently in a critical condition.


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