Victims: William S. Bell, Brandy Lee Harris, Christopher C. Young
The accused: Dayne Rollins

William S._Bell

William S. Bell

Black male

Age at time: 31

Weapon: gun

gun
Harris

Brandy Lee Harris

White female

Age at time: 28

Weapon: gun

gun

Victim photo: Daytona Beach News-Journal

Young

Christopher C. Young

White male

Age at time: 38

Weapon: gun

gun

Victim photo: Florida Department of Corrections

 
Dayne_Rollins

Dayne Rollins

White male

Age at time: 34

Weapon: gun

gun

Case type:
Home invasion

Location:
Defendant's Home

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2009

Location details: defendant's home in Ormond Beach, Volusia County, on Sept. 13, 2009

What happened: Dayne Rollins shot and wounded three robbers who had broken into his home. According to news reports, the robbers left the home and Rollins chased them with a sawed-off shotgun.

The outcome: Rollins was not charged in the shooting, but was charged with possessing a short-barreled shotgun that had been illegally altered.

Investigating agency: Ormond Beach Police

Case decision made by: Police

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?

Check

Was the victim armed?

Check

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

Check

Did the defendant pursue the victim?

Check

Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?

Check

Was the defendant on his or her property?

Check

Did someone witness the attack?

Check

Was there physical evidence?

Check

Source: Daytona Beach News Journal, May 29, 2012.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 21, 2009. Link to original source

Source: Ormond Beach Police Department, April 16, 2012.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013