Victim: Allen Frank Lashier
The accused: Charles Schiefer

Allen Frank_Lashier

Allen Frank Lashier

White male

Age at time: 37

Weapon: unarmed

 
Charles_Schiefer

Charles Schiefer

White male

Age at time: 46

Weapon: gun

gun

Case type:
Neighborhood dispute

Location:
Defendant's Home

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Unclear

Case year:
2009

Location details: Cape Canaveral in Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, on Jan. 01, 2009

What happened: Allen Lashier walked up to Charles W. Schiefer's garage to talk to him because Lashier's kids said Schiefer was harassing them. As the quarrel escalated, Schiefer pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at Lashier. Schiefer told investigators he felt threatened because Lashier was screaming at him. Lashier quickly retreated and was not injured. No shots were fired.

The outcome: Charles Schiefer was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm Jan. 27, 2009. His lawyer filed a "stand your ground" motion for immunity and it was granted by the judge in March 2010.

Investigating agency: Brevard 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.

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: Brevard County Clerk of Courts case information, March 12, 2010.

Source: Brevard County Sheriff's Office case report, Jan. 1, 2009.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013