There’s another case involving the controversial 'Stand Your Ground Law' here in Florida.
This time, an-off duty security guard, Seth Browning, 23, was cleared of any wrongdoing after killing another man.
The State Attorney’s office says it was “justifiable use of deadly force.”
Brandon Baker, 30, of Palm Harbor, his girlfriend, and his twin brother, Christopher, were coming home from a night out in the early morning hours of March 6, 2012.
They were spotted by Seth Browning, officials say, who said they were driving erratically so he decided to follow them.
Eventually, less than a mile away from Baker’s apartment, the two would stop, the situation would escalate, and Browning would try to diffuse the situation with pepper spray. He said Baker was very aggressive and that he was in fear for his life. Browning told officials he was forced to shoot.
Now, after a four-month long investigation by the State Attorney, prosecutors will not file any charges against Browning saying it was “justifiable use of force,” referring to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law where people don’t necessarily have to retreat before using deadly force.
Bakers's father acknowledges his son had alcohol and drugs in his system that night but never in his life, he says, had his son been in trouble with the law.
"Brandon didn't deserve to die and neither would anyone else in that situation," said Kevin Lindsay, in an exclusive interview with Bay News 9. "That's inhumane to treat an animal that way and that was done to my son."
It's a case that has many similarities to the Trayvon Martin case, the highly-publicized shooting in which neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed the 17-year-old claiming self-defense but was later charged with second-degree murder.
As for Baker’s father, he said even though officials aren’t pursuing charges, he hopes a civil case will bring his son’s killer to justice.
"That's all I can hope for,” Lindsay said. “Is that his murderer will be exposed. He won't see his brothers and sisters grow up. Everything is more dear. Everything is more cherished in the moment."
In the meantime, family and friends have set up a Facebook page and justiceforbrandonbaker.com website in which they say Baker is nothing more than a victim.
Now with the State Attorney’s ruling, Lindsay said they will go ahead with a wrongful death lawsuit.
We tried to get in touch with Browning but his telephone number has been disconnected.