An extremely controversial confrontation in a Florida parking lot is making national news, but it appears that no arrest will be made in the fatal shooting that occurred after an argument involving a parking space.
According to police reports, two men Markeis McGlockton, a 28-year-old, and Michael Drejka, a 47-year-old, were both attempting to park at the same handicapped spot in a Clearwater convenience store parking lot. A verbal altercation broke out over the spot. Suddenly, the 28-year-old violently shoved the older man to the ground.
Drejka argued to police that he feared for his life once the younger man became violent. From a kneeling position on the ground, Drejka took out his concealed weapon and pointed it at the suspect. He then fatally shot the McGlockton.
McGlockton had a five-year-old, three-year-old and four-month-old waiting for him in his vehicle when police arrived to respond to the situation. The victim was killed from the gunshot wound, but the suspect was in legal possession of the firearm. Police interrogated the suspect and witnesses, and they were convinced that this case was a matter of the older man defending himself. Due to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, the suspect was cleared of any wrongdoing by July 20th.
Records pulled from the suspect’s past show that in 2012 a different driver accused him of pulling his weapon on him during a road rage incident. The accuser never pressed charges. Another incident occurred at the same convenience store a few months ago. Rick Kelly informed journalists that he had found Drejka walking around his truck looking for handicap decals. Drejka told Kelly he shouldn’t park there and even threatened to shoot him.