The boyfriend left after the teen broke up a fight between him and his mother, but then the boyfriend returned with a gun and in a rage.
Nicky Wilkinson’s estranged wife filed a restraining order against him in February and the couple was due in court one week before the shooting.
A law professor suing the University of Missouri, where he works, to be able to carry his firearm on campus now has state Attorney General Chris Koster on his side.
“This is a textbook case for why concealed pistol licenses are issued in the first place,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith.
“You do have the right to protect inside your home and you have the right to protect anyone inside,” said Sheriff Scott Lolley of the homeowner’s actions.
The entire incident lasted less than a minute, but the clerk clearly – and quickly – had the upper hand.
The key witness in a high-profile murder case in which the suspect’s conviction was overturned shot and killed a man who confronted her at her home in O’Fallon, Missouri, but investigators believe the two are unrelated.
When the man saw his brother beating his girlfriend with a hammer, he tried to intervene, but the brother then turned on the man.
Camp said the man was wearing a dark hoodie pulled over his head and clutching his waistband when he ignored a restraining order and showed up at 4 a.m.
Gary Dunham served 11 years for beating a man to death in 2001, but his next road rage target turned out to have a gun.