CLEARWATER, Fla.-- People gathered in protest at the scene of the fatal shooting that happened Thursday in Clearwater.
Argumentover parking space leads to fatal shooting in Clearwater
- Sheriff Bob Gualtieri: Clearwater shooting fits 'Stand Your Ground'
- Protesters stand outside
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that the shooting that killed Markeis McGlockton fits a "Stand Your Ground" defense.
Protesters stood outside the Circle A Food Store, where the shooting occured, calling that statement outrageous and saying that they believe the shooting was unjust.
Michael Drejka, 47, shot McGlockton, 28, as the two argued over a handicap parking space, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Drejka confronted McGlockton's girlfriend, Britany
The sheriff's office said that Drejka, who was carrying a concealed weapon, pulled it out and shot McGlockton because he said he felt his life was in danger.
"There was no conflict had he not initiated it," said Stacy Jones, one of the protesters. "He initiated it. And they did not process this man. They didn’t process him. And that wasn’t right. Why do we have to lose our children like this? Why? Why?!"
The case has been turned over to the State Attorney's Office where there is a possibility that charges could be filed.
A vigil for McGlockton is being planned for Sunday evening.