Exactly, dead men do not sue either. The contractor was justified in his shooting when the perp tried ramming his vehicle, that is assault with a deadly weapon at that point making the shooting justified. If your going to pull a firearm in defense you shoot to kill. Hopefully this contractor will not be sued for any harm he caused to the perp, hate to see a working man lose everything to a scumb bag because he wasnt dead. The perp will have no trouble getting an attorney to fight for him.your right "Dead man tells no tails"
Washington is a "stand your ground" state, we don't have to retreat from anywhere. We are also a ccw shall issue state. Not to say the guy won't have any problems in court, but this would be a good state for the gun owner.In MD you are supposed to retreat from your own house before using deadly force.
I e-mailed the reporter who covered this to find out the disposition of this case.
Nowadays, who knows how this can fall out?
Dead men don't sue but the survivors do, for wrongful death. It's civil, so the burden of proof is only "more likely than not."