The Daily Mail reports a Missouri woman who fatally shot an off-duty fireman will not be charged. Anthony Santi, the fireman, was engaged in a physical altercation with the woman’s boyfriend, Ja’Von Taylor on Oct. 6 outside a gas station and liquor store.
Taylor became agitated at the store when the clerk said she didn’t have the product Taylor wanted. She asked Taylor to leave.
Santi attempted to help the cashier after it is reported Taylor began cussing at the female cashier. The two men began to fight over a gun Taylor had, according to KMBC. The altercation continued outside of the store. Video of the encounter shows Santi overpowering Taylor.
Taylor’s girlfriend can be seen and heard asking Santi to stop. Taylor then hands his girlfriend a gun from his pocket. Taylor was found guilty of armed robbery in 2019 and was barred from possessing a gun.
However, after getting the gun from the convicted felon, Taylor’s girlfriend shot and killed Santi.
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A Kansas City woman has been set free of charges tonight after protecting her boyfriend in a fight with a firefighter. The young lady seconds later killed the firefighter which has now been declared as self defense. ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/tuxV15oTC1
— KC Discover (@KcDiscover) October 19, 2022
Missouri law allows people to use guns as self-defense if they reasonably believe deadly force is necessary to defend themselves or others. Under the laws of Missouri, prosecutors decided the woman was within her rights to act how she did.