Locust Fork, Alabama – A 14 year old boy used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot and kill a man who was romantically linked to his mother.
The suspect in the case, identified as 34 year old Ayatollah Mohammad, was actually escorted by law enforcement off of the property owned by the boy’s mother that morning, but walked 7 miles back to the home and snuck onto the property.
When the suspect was discovered, the boy used a shotgun to defend himself and his mother from a man he obviously considered to be a threat.
According to local media outlets,
“They’re very upset,” says Brett King, defense attorney for the alleged shooter. “There was a domestic incident that morning. The deceased was actually escorted off the property and actually taken to Jefferson County. And best we know right now is he actually walked on foot back the seven miles, was back in the house when he was discovered by the mother and the son. And soon there after he was shot.”
“There is a history of domestic violence,” says King. “And it is our understanding that he aggressively attacked her the day before the shooting in Jefferson County.”
Although there is only one incident of a domestic dispute on record in Blount County at the Locust Fork home, it’s on the same day as the fatal shooting. Famed defense attorney Charles Salvagio, who is not representing the family, believes this is a clear cut case of self defense.
Based on the facts as they are currently being presented, we have to believe this incident is a clear cut case of self defense.