JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The State Legal professional’s Workplace stated the person who shot and killed Christopher “Scott” Bowman during an argument in 2017 was performing in self-defense and received’t be charged, courtroom paperwork present.
Bowman, 39, was shot inside his house on the Westside of Jacksonville in entrance of his ex-wife and two youngsters.
Investigators stated the person who fired the lethal shot, who News4Jax isn’t figuring out as a result of he was not charged with a criminal offense, did so after Bowman grabbed him by the throat and began shoving him.
In accordance with an incident report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace, the person pulled a gun from his pocket, and Bowman let go of his neck, went into his bed room and returned with a gun of his personal. The person then fired as soon as and hit Bowman within the torso. Bowman fired again however missed, an investigation discovered.
The argument began, in line with the investigation, when Bowman accused the person of getting a relationship together with his ex-wife.
Bowman’s ex-wife instructed investigators Bowman was residing along with her on the time and the 2 have been making an attempt to work issues out. She stated she invited the person over and he and Bowman began ingesting collectively earlier than the argument started.
Through the argument, the person instructed Bowman he shouldn’t beat his ex-wife, and she or he later instructed JSO she’d beforehand instructed the person about alleged home abuse. News4Jax realized there had been police calls about home violence on the house, but it surely wasn’t clear if Bowman was concerned.
After the capturing, the person went outdoors, referred to as 911 and positioned the gun used within the capturing on his pickup truck.
When police arrived, he instructed them he shot Bowman in self-defense.
JSO stayed on the home for a number of days doing crime scene evaluation. The person and Bowman’s ex-wife have been questioned extensively. She insisted all through the investigation that there was nothing however a platonic relationship and they didn’t plot to kill Bowman.
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