8/23/22 Lexington County Chronicle:
The capturing dying of a house invader in Lexington has been dominated a justifiable murder.
Lexington Police relayed the choice from the eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Workplace about an Aug. 16 incident, throughout which a person and his brother-in-law, 33-year-old Matthew Stanfield of Colorado, exchanged gunfire.
The discharge notes that “it was discovered that the male sufferer acted in self-defense … throughout a house invasion and violent assault.”
Stanfield had made earlier threats towards his sister, spouse to the male sufferer, and their kids, the discharge states.
“This incident started minutes after the male sufferer had left for work when he was notified with an alert on his cell phone that somebody was on his property,” the discharge recounts. “Viewing the safety digicam on his cell phone, he noticed that Matthew Stanfield was exterior of his house and instantly known as dispatch to report an undesirable visitor.
“When the male sufferer arrived house, he heard glass breaking from the door on the aspect of the home and suggested the dispatcher of the house invasion in progress. The male sufferer entered his house and confronted Matthew Stanfield as he was attempting to interrupt into the lavatory the place the feminine sufferer was hiding by placing the door repeatedly with a metallic bat. Matthew Stanfield and the male sufferer fought for a number of minutes after which Matthew Stanfield went exterior reaching into a big backpack that he had introduced with him.
“The male sufferer, believing that Matthew Stanfield was arming himself with a firearm, went to get his handgun. Matthew Stanfield took a rifle from the backpack and started capturing on the male sufferer as he bumped into the bed room the place he was in a position to get his handgun. The 2 exchanged gunfire leading to Matthew Stanfield’s dying and the male sufferer being shot within the arm and shoulder with non-life-threatening accidents.”