Unless Additional and Incriminating Details Come to Light, Marine’s Arrest Makes No Sense
“A Detroit-area Marine was shot during an alleged home invasion – but he’s the one locked up and facing charges,” WJBK Fox 2 Westland reports.
Active duty Marine Joey Nelson was inside his home “with his fiancée, their 3-week-old son and a couple of friends when someone violently started to knock on the door trying to get in.” When he opened the door a crack and told the man doing the pounding, Michael Wilson, to leave, Wilson opened fire, hitting Nelson in the hip. Nelson returned fire, causing Wilson to flee the scene.
Nelson “is now charged with several felonies, including assault with intent to murder,” the report notes. “Wilson is only charged with carrying a concealed weapon.”
That’s despite Wilson reportedly “fir[ing] multiple shots into a house with multiple people inside and a 3-week-old baby.”
Other circumstances are briefly mentioned but not fleshed out, including “a fight over a mutual female friend inside the home” and the arrest of a woman at the home “for disguising her identification to a police officer and possession of improper prescription drugs.” Still, that does not nullify a man’s right to defend himself in his own home from an attack initiated by another, and as also noted in the report Nelson used his “legally owned firearm.”
Without the refutation of defense claims and release of additional incriminating information, the arrest as described in the WJBK story makes no sense. In case more information does become available over the weekend, I’m including a link to the Google News feed for search term “Joey Nelson,” as well as links to the Westland Police Department’s web page and Facebook page, the City of Westland’s Twitter feed, and the Fox 2 Facebook page so they can be contacted and/or monitored for announcements.
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