@point, you're not a nlgger cuz you're black. you're a nlgger b/c your're stupid. and yeah, my job IS probably more important than yours lolllll. yes. BUT. you have mitigating circumstances on your side. It's not first degree by far. But if a man is running off, LAW says you can't use self defense as a crim. defense. however, if you get a jury, as point so eloquently points out, you'll probably get off or a very lenient sentence....as you should. but even in that circumstance, it differs from this situation in a few ways. 1. that man didn't have anything taken from him personally. he was never confronted by the robbers. 2. it wasn't a crime of passion. your scenario IS. he was on the phone w/ the cops. they told him at least 2 times from what i remember NOT to shoot the man and he disregarded the law. 3. they didn't even steal HIS shit. that's what makes this so outrageous. he had time to think about this. he knew he wasn't in any danger. he's on the phone w/ the cops. even they tell him to chill. he don't care. he shot them out of revenge. not out of self defense. my answer won't change.