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Shooting victim's friends fired back at suspect in self-defense

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Updated: 2/21 9:29 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Investigators said anger and assumptions may have gotten the best of 36-year-old Karla Davis. She now claims she acted in self-defense when she shot and killed a 22-year-old father of three, with his children, fiancée and friends all allegedly in her line of fire.

"They were actually driving out from that area when the suspect pulled up in her car and actually blocked the victim's car in. The suspect basically fired one shot, killing the victim," said Assistant Chief Chris Butler with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to JSO, Davis claims her house had been burglarized and when she saw Ian Klinedinst and his family drive by in cars she didn’t recognize, she reportedly took matters into her own hands.

"This woman has no reason to do what she did. We weren't hurting anybody, we weren't bothering anybody," said Klinedinst's fiancée, Christie Stevens.

With the images still fresh in her mind, tears stream down Stevens' face. She said she wants justice for her fiancé, her 7-month-old daughter and two sons.

"He keeps telling me, 'Mommy, everything is OK. Daddy is OK.' He's watching over all of us and I know he is," said Stevens.

As painful as it is, Stevens shared details of that night and the view from the car she and her friends were in when Davis allegedly shot at them.

"She just came up, and blocked us in and we tried to pull away," she said.

She said that's when Davis started shooting and when her friend was forced to return fire.

"He was just trying to protect us, we just wanted her to get away from the car with the babies. We got my son down and covered him and she started shooting at us," recalled Stevens.

Stevens believes if they hadn't shot back at the suspect there would be more than one death.

JSO said the victim's friends acted in self-defense and they will not be charged for firing back.
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king kaos - 2/24/2014 4:37 PM
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Stand yosur ground and self defense are completely seperate. Read them and then comment. They are actually great laws and the truth is that about 80% of the justifiable stand your ground cases involve blacks so the fact that they do seem to be the major contrationers to this law is quite silly but also quite typical. Just blab out whatever you think it is and dont investigate it at all. That makes sense... yeah right. Actually thats what got this country into the complete and total mess we are in currently. This lady was a stupid piece of trash that should have never had a weapon to begin with and should be tried for 1st degree murder which is exactly what it is in this case. She left her house with weapon in hand with the intention of killing the people in the car down the street she didnt know and thats exactly what she did. She should spend the rest of her godforsaken life as a servert to the surviving family until they are sick of her and then they can kill or torture her as they see fit. I would call that justice. Other than that there is nothing this piece of trash could possibly do, including dying, that would make this rigth. Ill be interested to see if Cory can get this right, she such a freaking idiot. Ok angie, this unlike Dunn is truly first degree murder you dumb baboon looking turd.

nativejax - 2/22/2014 5:15 PM
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We know how to read, no one one here is saying the biotch is telling the truth, we know this NOT a syg...We are just sick and tired of idiots bashing a good law and saying we should get rid of it. More people diE of butcher knife attacks than any other weapon, should ALL butcher knifes be CONTROLLED by the sorry asses in our crooked Government? Now, STHU.

unity4all - 2/22/2014 1:53 PM
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This wasn't self defense or stand your ground. This woman posted on FB that she was going to be out of town, some of her friends probably robbed the place. Seems she saw this guys car on this road, followed it and killed him. @imtellin all parties involved in this incident were white so I don't know why you had to throw blacks into this issue. This woman committed a cold-blooded murder and it wouldn't matter to me if she was green she would deserve to die in jail!. It is sad that this man leaves behind 3 children at 22 years old! Now me and other working Americans will be taking care of them. This is a very sad case of a person in possession of a weapon who fired first without thinking of the consequences, fled the scene without calling the police (because when it is self-defense that is the first thing you do, right) and when caught claims self-defense. I am sure that the junk this person owned was not worth someone's life.

imtellin - 2/22/2014 7:27 AM
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ain't it funny how only black folks & liberal white trash are calling for a repeal of stand your ground ??? seems the blacks don't like it when other folks can shoot back at them ???and the liberals who rely on the questionable votes of those folks are adding their voices too .... you can be sure the great kahuna in the whitewashed house has eric holder searching for ways to overturn our laws, short of starting the 2nd civil war !!!but then knowing trayvons 2nd father(oblama), he probably will simply issue 1 of his famous amos decrees/mandates & attempt to usurp states rights !!! gather those weapons florida,, the war begins soon !!!

imtellin - 2/22/2014 7:20 AM
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dj, you obviously don't unnerstan stand your ground, but let me edumecate ya all... 1st shooter is committing deadly assault with a weapon upon persons she has no right or reason to hurt.. 2nd, now pay real close attention here dj, the assaulted persons have a right under stand your ground, to defend themselves , as their car was blocked by the assaulter who was shooting at them !!! they have no way to back away & this is where syg, though it does not require them to back away, permits them to unload upon the assaulter.. they were in fear of serious harm, possibly even death & thankfully they had a legal weapon & returned fire, or this crazy beach would have killed them all !!! hope that clarifies the syg issue for you,, though i doubt it !!!

nativejax - 2/21/2014 10:07 PM
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YEAH, you don't like it, Djeuthrobabboon, leave and hope you never have to REALLY defend yourself.

mountaintroll - 2/21/2014 9:20 PM
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Actually, we're in the process of adding to it. Don't like it? STAY OT OF OUR STATE.

DjeuthroGaboon - 2/21/2014 8:41 PM
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Alright Florida, don't ya'll think it's about time to dump this stupid f*cking "stand your ground" law?
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