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Florida man accused in fatal 'stand your ground' shooting posts $100,000 bail

  • Drejka, who is white, pulls out a handgun and shoots McGlockton, 28, an unarmed black man, in the chest as McGlockton appears to back away.
  • Drejka, who was released Monday, had been in jail since August 13, the day Pinellas and Pasco County State Attorney Bernie McCabe overruled the sheriff and decided to charge the 48-year-old in McGlockton's fatal shooting.
  • Richard Kelly told a Pinellas County detective that Drejka confronted him over a handicapped parking space at the same Circle A Food Store where Drejka shot McGlockton.
  • When Drejka told Kelly he was going to shoot him and returned to his car and began rummaging through his console, Kelly drove away, he told police.
  • Drejka later called Kelly's employer at a septic tank company and told him he was lucky he hadn't blown Kelly's head off, the employer said, according to court records.

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Florida man threatened people 3 different times before shooting man in 'stand your ground' case

  • On December 12, 2012, a woman told a Largo Police Department officer that a man driving a black Toyota truck, later identified as Drejka, pointed a gun at her and the passengers in the vehicle.
  • Drejka then followed the teen's vehicle, passed it and slammed on his brakes, according to police reports.
  • When officers confronted Drejka about the incident, he said the teen's car cut him off, the police report said.
  • Drejka was driving his truck down US Route 19 Alternate in Pinellas County on November 13, 2013, when a woman turned onto the route, pulling into the center lane so that Drejka could pass, according to a police report.
  • Drejka would later tell a state trooper that he felt the woman, who had her 4- and 7-year-old children in the car, almost hit him when she pulled into the center lane, the police report said.

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'Stand Your Ground' manslaughter trial begins today in killing over handicap parking spot

  • The case dates to last July when Michael Drejka, then 47, got into an argument with Britany Jacobs, then 24, who was parked in a handicapped-accessible spot outside a grocery store, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.
  • And although he started the argument and escalated the encounter with a gun, he was not initially arrested in the killing because the Pinellas County Sheriff said the state's "stand your ground" law appeared to give him immunity.
  • Drejka's attorneys said he will not pursue a "stand your ground" pretrial hearing to gain immunity, but will instead make the case to jurors that he acted in self-defense, CNN affiliate WFTS reported.
  • Three months prior to the shooting, a man named Richard Kelly told a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detective he was confronted by Drejka at the same Circle A Food Store where McGlockton was killed.

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Black teens were raising money for their football team when a white woman held them at gunpoint, police say

  • As the boys approached her home, walking up her driveway and standing in her yard, Kelly picked up her revolver and came out to ask what they were doing, according to her statements.
  • One boy told officers that he thought it was a joke until Kelly said to "get on the f***ing ground and spread your legs," the police report says.
  • When officers arrived, they found the four boys lying face-down on the ground, with their hands behind their backs, and Kelly standing about 10 feet from them with a gun drawn, according to the police report.
  • Kelly told the police that it didn't appear to her that the boys were selling anything, the report says.
  • Neighbors told an officer that they saw the boys walking down the street, playing and running around, but "nothing out of the ordinary," the report says.

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