God Bless the Marine Corps.
I see this is still going on...
So...If the 80 year old man was a cop, would this be judged a righteous shoot? Tennessee v. Garner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It seems to meet criteria. The shooter (civilian or law enforcement) had just been attacked and had every reason to believe they posed a serious danger (if not now later). History proves him correct as this was not the dynamic duo's first caper.
I still think he was wrong. However...legally...I think a very strong case could be made that he acted in the same manner law enforcement has and does act in the past.
You can probably guess what my vote would be.