Thursday, Albemarle County police split the investigation of Wednesday's apparent home invasion into two separate cases - one for the home invasion itself and one for the deadly shooting. Now, NBC29's legal analyst is giving some insight into how this could play out.
Wednesday, police found 20-year-old Eugene Glover dead in a townhome on the 1600 block of Townwood Court. His alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Kevin Taylor, was armed and is facing charges for the home invasion.
Police say the shooting may be a case of "justifiable homicide" - meaning a person kills another in self-defense. Ultimately, the commonwealth's attorney will review the evidence and make the final call.
At this point police are not releasing who owned the gun used in the fatal shooting. NBC29 legal analyst Lloyd Snook says if the owner of the house was the shooter, the armed break-in alone may be enough to make the shooting justifiable.
"If somebody is attacking you in your home, coming into your home without your consent, without your permission, you're permitted to defend yourself. You can defend yourself with reasonable force, and if the other person is armed, you can shoot them," said Snook.
The two men in the house at the time were questioned by police and released. Taylor is facing charges of burglary while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and attempted robbery.
At this point, no one has been charged in connection with the shooting.
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