Nicholas Burdett, 25, was shot during the commission of a robbery by Deputy Justin Clayton on South Beach, Miami. Burdett, who is from Massachusetts, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Reports say Burdett had a knife and attempted to forcefully rob the off-duty deputy. The police officer defended himself, just as any other individual should in a armed encounter.
This seems to be a clear case of self-defense for the victim, and being a police officer only bolsters his defense in court because it will be made evident he had proficient knowledge and skill in weapons usage or at the very least in how to engage an armed threat.
Firearms and knives are deadly weapons in the state of Florida, and can only be carried with licenses that require background checks and training. South Florida criminal defense attorney Ralph Behr is the number you should have on speed dial on your phone in case you end up unfortunately in a self-defense scenario. If you have a pending case in this related matter or any other criminal matter, call Mr. Behr’s law offices for your free appointment and discuss your case with Mr. Behr himself. The only thing you have to lose is jail time. Call now.