Police in Minnesota ruled the use of deadly force over the weekend against a road-raging idiot was justified self-defense. For 40 miles, William Haire — age: more than old enough to know better — reportedly drove like a lunatic, threatening a 30-year-old driver. What an enraged 61-year-old Floyd didn’t know was that the other driver had a carry license and his gun.
Floyd’s anger finally caught up with him in Maple Grove, Minnesota northwest of Minneapolis. That’s where the younger driver fired a single shot to force Haire to cease his aggressive behavior. The rage was finally ended thanks to a little ballistic dissuasion.
As in many self-defense incidents, the victim of the attack didn’t handle things perfectly. That led to an exhaustive police investigation. Ultimately, however, Hennepin County prosecutors ruled it a case of justified self-defense and declined to file charges.
Anyway, KTSP has the story . . .
No charges will be filed against a driver who shot and killed another man in April 2022 near Interstate 94 and Maple Grove Parkway in Maple Grove, as prosecutors say the shooter was acting in self-defense.
According to a news release, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office declined to file charges in the April 17, 2022, shooting that killed 61-year-old William Floyd Haire of Buffalo, Minn.
A road rager who harasses and maintains contact with another driver for a mile or two can be considered potentially very dangerous. But 40 miles? Haire’s hot temper ended up getting him killed.
It isn’t clear why the targeted driver didn’t he call 911 earlier. Shortly after the shooting, the 30-year-old turned himself in and was held for a time at the Hennepin County jail.
All the more reason why anyone who owns a gun, and certainly anyone who carries one for self-defense needs to spend a few bucks for so-called “concealed carry insurance.” A policy like that from US Law Shield can keep a defensive use of force – any type of defensive force – from sending you to jail and/or bankrupting you from the defense costs.