According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting took place some time after 4 a.m. this past Friday when 44 year-old Sterlin F. Misener Jr confronted 19 year-old Patrick Hutchison after seeing the teen exit a camper that was parked in Misener’s Naples Driveway.
Misener told authorities that he awoke to the sound of a burglar alarm and shortly after saw Hutchinson exit a camper that was parked in his driveway. According to reports, a confrontation began and Misener stated that the teen lunged at him before he fired the fatal shot.
According to Florida Law, if a person has a reasonable belief that they’re in danger of death or great bodily harm, they can legally respond with deadly force. Further, that a person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm if the intruder had forcefully and unlawfully intered a dewlling, residence, or occupied vehicle.