Re: GUNS: Shooting of Japanese student did happen

Ron Kean (
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 20:18:49 -0400

On Tue, 8 Jun 1999 16:35:26 -0400 "Harvey Newstrom" <> writes:
>I think the key to this case is that the student could not see the
>gun. As
>I recall, the homeowner did not answer the door or show the gun. He
>though the door over the storm that he had a gun and the person should
>or be shot. Since the student did not leave, the man shot him. The
>key to
>the case was whether the student could hear the warning and understand
>warning. There was no visual clue to the student that he was in
>danger or
>was being asked to leave.
>Harvey Newstrom <mailto://>
>Author, Consultant, Engineer, Legal Hacker, Researcher, Scientist.

My recollection of the shooting of the Japanese student is that he was on his way to a party with someone else, and was wearing a Halloween-type mask. This frightened the homeowner, who yelled 'freeze', and then shot the student when, not understanding the word 'freeze', the student continued to approach. The student and his companion had approached the home because they had car trouble and wanted to call for help.

Ron Kean




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