Woman Kills Armed Carjacker; Police, Media Wonder if She Should Be Charged

She shot and killed the armed carjacker as he and his partner drove away in her vehicle.

Society has been improved by the woman shooting an armed carjacker with a record.

In cases where police are criticized for shooting a fleeing suspect, the fact that the criminal could be a threat to others is an official justification for the officer’s actions. Police aren’t in a special class; they are exercising the same second-amendment rights that everyone possesses.

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Instead of scheduling a parade for this woman who refused to be a victim, the media and police speculate about charging her.

The Tampa Bay Times reported, “Shot, killed while fleeing: Is this a case of stand your ground?

They met after dusk in the parking lot of a bank for what seemed like a routine transaction.

Louise Ornduff and her son, Kalaeb, were there to negotiate the sale of a 2016 Nissan Rogue with Lasupta Singletary, 18, and Jernalen Dreshaw Coleman, 17, at the Bank of America at Belcher and Belleair roads in Clearwater, according to police.

But instead of a handover of cash for car, the meeting turned deadly.

The men, armed with guns, demanded the keys to the 2016 Hyundai Veloster that Kalaeb Ornduff, 18, had driven to the bank, police said. As they drove away from the scene, Louise Ornduff fired a shot, hitting Singletary.

Doctors at Mease Countryside Hospital pronounced him dead. Although police said Ornduff fired the shot, Coleman, of Dade City, faces second-degree felony murder and armed robbery charges. Prosecutors can pursue a felony murder charge against a co-conspirator in Florida when someone dies during the commission of a crime.

What’s less clear is what will happen to Louise Ornduff, 36. Police are reviewing details of the case with the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney’s Office to determine whether to bring charges against her. Many details that could determine whether a claim of self-defense is legally sound have yet to be released by investigators, citing the open investigation.

“The timeline is going to be critical,” Deputy Chief Eric Gandy said during a news conference. “It’s important to determine whether the threat existed when the shot was fired.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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