Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:43:21 GMT — COLUMBIA (WACH) - Interim Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago says a man was shot and killed during a domestic dispute late Sunday night. Investigators say a female victim told them her ex-boyfriend broke into a Randall Avenue Extension apartment. She says after ending their relationship, her ex-boyfriend was threatening to harm her and her new boyfriend. Investigators say the two men had a confrontation and the ex-boyfriend charged towards the new boyfriend, that's when Santiago says the new boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot the man. Initially, the shooter left the scene but later turned himself in. The Columbia Police Department discussed the case with the Solicitors office and will not be prosecuting the shooter, based on the Castle Doctrine. The Castle Doctrine says a person can lawfully use deadly force to protect their home, business or an occupied vehicle
Under the Doctrine the person must be in place he has a right to be, is not engaged in unlawful activity and the use of deadly force in necessary to protect death, great bodily injury or the commission of a violent crime.