Florida police defend decision not to charge man over parking lot killing

  • 23/07/2018

Warning: This footage may disturb some viewers.

Florida police are defending their decision to not charge a man who shot and killed another in a dispute over a parking space on Thursday.

They claim he was justified in pulling the trigger because of Florida's controversial 'stand your ground' laws.

But the dead man's girlfriend Brittany Jacobs, who wasn't even allowed to ride in the ambulance with her dying partner, is vowing to fight the decision saying he did nothing wrong.

CCTV footage shows Markeis McGlockton walking up to Michael Drejka, 47, who was arguing with McGlockton's girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, 24, over a handicapped parking spot.

Mr McGlockton pushes Mr Drejka to the ground, and he immediately pulls out a gun and fatally shoots him.

He collapsed dead in front of his five-year-old son, while the couple's other children - aged three and four months - were in the car with Ms Jacobs.

"I'm trying to be as strong as I can for Markeis and my kids, but this is not over at all. This is not over," Ms Jacobs said.