FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's governor is being asked to reinvestigate the fatal shooting of a drunken man who knocked on the wrong door in the middle of the night.
Ryan Modell's father made the request this month. He wants Gov. Ron DeSantis to appoint a special prosecutor and a grand jury to examine Modell's death in March 2016.
Local prosecutors declined to charge shooter Steve Taylor, citing the state's “stand your ground" law. The law says people who justifiably believe they face death or great bodily harm can use deadly force without first retreating, but they cannot be the the confrontation's instigator.
Modell's father notes that Taylor followed his son after he had walked away.