According to ABC News, the Florida man who invoked the “stand your ground” self-defense after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said.
Michael Drejka, 47, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal shooting in July of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida.
Drejka was booked at the Pinellas County Jail and bond was set at $100,000. It was unclear if he had a lawyer and he has declined comment in the past.
Bernie McCabe, the state attorney for Pinellas County, announced his decision to file charges against Drejka 12 days after receiving investigative reports on the case from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri had initially declined to arrest Drejka after the gunman invoked the “stand your ground” defense, saying his decision was bound by the law.
[more at abcnews.go.com]