An argument about a handicapped parking space led to a deadly shooting outside a Clearwater, Florida convenience store Thursday that was witnessed by the deceased man’s 5-year-old son.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. Detectives are investigating to determine if the case meets the criteria of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office detectives say 24-year-old Britany Jacobs was parked in a handicapped parking space outside the business.
Jacob’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton, and their 5-year-old son Markeis McGlockton Jr., got out of Jacob’s car and went into the convenience store.
Detectives say Jacobs was waiting outside in the parking lot when she was approached by 47-year-old Michael Drejka. Drejka and Jacobs got into an argument about Jacobs parking in a handicapped parking space.
According to witnesses, McGlockton left the store and walked over to Drejka who was still arguing with Jacobs in the parking lot. Video shows McGlockton forcibly pushed Drejka causing Drejka to fall to the ground.
Video then shows Drejka on the ground. He takes out a handgun and fired a single round at McGlockton, striking him in the chest.
Those who saw the video do not believe this is a case of Stand Your Ground.
Richard Kelly is a regular at the store and says he was approached once by Drejka for the same reason.
"He basically threatened to shoot me that day, too," says Kelly.
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