Memphis police say a woman who shot a man allegedly stealing from her car will face no charges.
Fox 13 reports that the shooting left Jhatavieus Corley in critical condition, but he is expected to survive.
Tennessee allows the use of lethal force if one fears one’s life is in danger. The woman who pulled the trigger approached Corley when she saw him allegedly going through her car. He allegedly turned toward her, at which time she feared for her life.
The Associated Press spoke with Range USA’s Chip Holland, who explained how the law works in Tennessee: “Someone’s stealing stuff or breaking into your car, you can say ‘Hey, stop!’ If they quit stealing stuff and they turn towards you, and you’re in fear of death or serious bodily injury to a reasonable person’s degree, then you can use deadly force to defend yourself.”
The woman who shot Corley was taken into custody after police arrived on scene Thursday, then released when they determined what had happened.
MPD spokesperson Louis Brownlee indicated that law enforcement believes the woman was in fear for her life.
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