Victim: Lucious Nicardo Carroll (killed)
The accused: Anup Patel

Carroll

Lucious Nicardo Carroll

Black male

Age at time: 20

Weapon: unclear

Victim photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office, 2007

 
Anup_Patel

Anup Patel

White male

Age at time: 30

Weapon: gun

gun

Case type:
Burglary

Location:
Shooter's Business

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
No

Case year:
2007

Location details: The shooter's convenience store in the Pine Hills neighborhood in Orlando, Orange County, on Sept. 14, 2007

What happened: Worried after break-ins, convenience store owner Anup Patel was sleeping in his shop when Lucious Carroll broke in. Patel fired 14 shots and killed Carroll.

The outcome: The case was referred to State Attorney's Office to see if it met the requirements of stand your ground. No charges were filed.

Investigating agency: Orange County Sheriff

Case decision made by: Prosecutor

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: Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 15, 2007.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013