George Grier said he had to use his rifle on Sunday night to stop what he thought was going to be an invasion of his Uniondale home by a gang he thought might have been the vicious “MS-13.” ... “I went around and went into the house, ran upstairs and told my wife to call the police. I get the gun and I go outside and I come into the doorway and now, by this time, they are in the driveway, back here near the house. I tell them, you know, ‘Can you please leave? ... the five men dared him to use the gun; and that their shouts brought another larger group of gang members in front of his house.Grier shot no one, but was still arrested. No only was he arrested, but he was charged with "A D felony reckless endangerment — requires a depraved indifference to human life, creating a risk that someone’s going to die." In the face of an overwhelming threat, which included threats to the lives of his family, all he did was fire some harmless shots specifically to alert police.
“He starts threatening my family, my life. ‘Oh you’re dead. I’m gonna kill your family and your babies. You’re dead.’ So when he says that, 20 others guys come rushing around the corner. And so I fired four warning shots into the grass,”
Grier said he knew Nassau County Police employ the hi-tech “ShotSpotter” technology in his area and that the shooting would bring police in minutes. Cops told Guzman he was very cooperative.Faced by a hostile crowd of 20+ gang members making threats that he took seriously, this man showed incredible restraint. In my opinion he'd have been justified in putting a bullet through the head of the leader, and into anyone else that continued to advance. But he didn't do that. All he did was act to get police to the scene as fast as possible. Charging him with a crime is insane, no matter what the law says. Hopefully a jury will ignore the law and find him not guilty.