Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 3 months ago

If someone throws a knife at you and it has left their hand when you shoot them dead, will you be jailed for murdering an unarmed man?

Update:

To the person who keeps commenting that my questions are concerning or disturbing, Please stop!  I am asking them to learn, and they are from real life scenarios. So beat it, I reported you in a long letter to Yahoo. Get off my back and use your brain for useful thinking instead of sitting on the sidelines and commenting about others Yahoo members questions. If you are retired law enforcement get a better attitude, not everyone is retired..

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    3 months ago
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    If the knife has already missed you, a murder charge is possible. 

    If it is reasonable to believe the knife will hit you, then you should be covered under self defense. 

  • 3 months ago

    No.                    

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