Victim: Victor Howren
The accused: Justin Marcoux

Howren

Victor Howren

White male

Age at time: 43

Weapon: unarmed

Victim photo: Lee County Sheriff's Office, 2009

 
Justin_Marcoux

Justin Marcoux

White male

Age at time: 21

Weapon: gun

gun

Case type:
Burglary

Location:
Defendant's Property

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
No

Case year:
2007

Location details: On defendant's property in Lehigh Acres, Lee County, on Aug. 08, 2007

What happened: Justin Marcoux shot and injured a man who later told police he had been trying to steal a generator from the shooter's property. Marcoux said he could not see the man well and fired because he feared the burglar might be armed. He said he fired once more at Victor Alan Howren as he fled in his car. Howren, who was unarmed, survived.

The outcome: No charge shows up in Lee County clerk's site

Investigating agency: Lee County Sheriff

Case decision made by: Unclear

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.

Yes No Unclear/
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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Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office, Aug. 8, 2007.

Source: WINK News, Aug. 8, 2007.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013