Victim: Lucus Termitus (killed)
The accused: Jackson Fleurimon

Lucus_Termitus

Lucus Termitus

Black male

Age at time: 19

Weapon: gun

gun
 
Fleurimon

Jackson Fleurimon

Black male

Age at time: 19

Weapon: gun

gun

Defendant photo: Orlando County Sheriff's Office, 2009

Case type:
Argument turned violent

Location:
Other Private Property

Initiator:
Unclear

Witnesses:
Unclear

Case year:
2009

Location details: Apartment in Tuscany Village apts in Orlando, Orange County, on June 25, 2009

What happened: On the night before the shooting, Lucas Termitus called friends and said he felt something bad was going to happen and that somebody was going to shoot him. At 4 p.m. the next afternoon, Termitus was shot to death by Jackson Fleurimon. Termitu's' girlfriend told deputies that "Flo'' (Fleurmon) had shot "Skibo'' because he told him not to "sell dope on my side of the complex,'' although it's unclear from the incident report which man she was referring to. A cocked gun "loaded to capacity'' was found on the victim, but his girlfriend said he had armed himself only because he feared for his life. When deputies arrived, Fleurimon stated several times, "I shot him, I shot him.'' He said he saw Termitus, whom he knew only slightly, come out of a second floor apartment and pull up his shirt, revealing a gun. Fleurimon said he had heard Termitus planned to rob him. He told deputies it was "either him or me'' and said if he hadn't shot first, Termitus would have shot him. Fleurimon had a valid concealed firearm permit.

The outcome: A judge granted Fleurimon immunity under "stand your ground."

Investigating agency: Orange County Sheriff

Case decision made by: Judge

Trayvon Martin’s death became controversial because circumstances leading up to the shooting cast doubt on who was to blame. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed other “stand your ground” cases for similar circumstances. The Times relied on available information, some of which may not tell the whole story. When the situation was unclear, that was noted.

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disputed

Did the victim initiate the confrontation?

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Was the victim armed?

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Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?

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Did the defendant pursue the victim?

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Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?

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Was the defendant on his or her property?

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Did someone witness the attack?

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Was there physical evidence?

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013