Just prior to 2 a.m. on September 15, 2013, a life changing event took place for Matthew Pinkerton, a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He used his weapon to shoot and kill a home intruder by the name of Kendall Green. However, the State of Maryland has pressed charges against Pinkerton for the simple reason that he did not pick up the phone and call 911.
Pinkerton’s attorney commented on the case and said that Pinkerton fired the shots from 10-15 feet away where he struck Green in the chest, however the man continued to move in towards him, his family, and friends that were there. Pinkerton shot the gun again and Green was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family, friends, and the people present at the time of the crime are rallying support around Pinkerton for acting quickly to save their lives in the face of danger. Many argue that if Pinkerton had taken the time to call 911, he and the others there could have been killed before anyone arrived.
There is a status conference scheduled for December 13, 2013 for the Pinkerton case, and on February 11, 2014, the jury trial is set to begin.