Police said while the older driver was being attacked, his son got out of the truck and tried to defend his father. Officers said there was at least a 100-pound difference between the young man and Brown,but in that moment, detectives say, the younger man jumped on Brown’s back and put him in a choke hold.
“While the older driver’s son was on the other driver’s back, he was yelling ‘Call 911. Call 911.’ The driver of the Nissan collapsed before emergency crews arrived,” said Sosa.
Assuming the son is “no billed” by the grand jury, the lesson here is that if the use of deadly force is justified, the means by which that deadly force is applied is irrelevant. By all accounts, this is just a son defending a father. The Nissan driver, according to statements, was the aggressor and was using unlawful force against the Ford driver, an elderly man. The Nissan driver also issued threats to the effect that he would hunt down the other driver’s family. It appears he won’t be hunting anyone going forward.