MIAMI (AP) — A man who won a controversial ruling under Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law three months ago was fatally shot when he got caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting, police and local reports said Wednesday.
Greyston Garcia, 26, was driving home from his convenience store job late Tuesday when gunfire erupted between gang members, The Miami Herald and local TV stations reported.
Officer Kenia Reyes said a bullet struck Garcia, causing him to crash. He appears to have been an innocent victim and died en route to the hospital, she said. Also killed was 16-year-old Ron Jones, who was found lying in the street.
Reyes wouldn’t confirm details of the shooting, but the Herald, citing investigators, said Jones had been involved in the gunfight.