Wallace Kirkland Wiki – Wallace Kirkland Biography
According to sheriff’s deputies in Lake County, a Florida resident spent his Friday night throwing a beer can at a passing Can-Am dune buggy driver before opening fire when he allegedly threatened to kill him. According to investigators, the 59-year-old accused Wallace Mannin Kirkland had a revolver in his hand when he shot the guy with whom he had “several verbal altercations in the past.”
According to reports, Kirkland’s wife and a neighbour saw the shooting take place in front of them. Kirkland allegedly fired one shot from a Ruger, killing the man. The brief statement of probable cause, which did not identify the victim, stated: “In May 12, 2023, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a person who had just been shot on or near [the victim] in Lake County.
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Wallace Kirkland is 78 years old.
“LCSO deputies discovered [redacted] to have a gunshot wound to his torso when they arrived at the crime scene. [The victim] was taken to Waterman Hospital in East’s, where he passed away after succumbing to his wound. Kirkland had a history of verbal conflicts, according to witnesses questioned by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigators.
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The affidavit states that Ronald West, a neighbour, and Dorothy Kirkland, the defendant’s wife, were “standing on the side of the road across from [the victim] and were conversing” prior to the shooting. According to the LCSO, witness testimony proved that Wallace Kirkland tossed a beer can in the direction of the dune buggy. “[The victim] was driving by in a side-by-side or dune buggy from Cam Am.
According to evidence, Wallace Kirkland either tried to or actually threw a beer can over [the victim’s] car as he passed,” the records read. When Wallace Kirkland approached him after the victim got out of his car, he said something akin to “I’m going to kill you.”Kirkland allegedly shot the dune buggy driver in the chest at that point.
The victim’s amazement and incredulity that Kirkland shot him were among his last remarks, according to the authorities. When questioned, witnesses stated that they had not seen the victim holding a weapon. In addition, [the victim] was physically smaller than Wallace Kirkland and Ronald West and outnumbered them. Witnesses heard a gunshot as [the victim] approached within about 3 to 4 feet, and [the victim] said he couldn’t believe Wallace Kirkland shot him.
The fatally injured victim returned to his dune buggy and briefly drove before he passed away, according to the affidavit.Florida law defines manslaughter as the “killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another, without lawful justification,” which is a second-degree felony.
A second charge of aggravated battery with a firearm is brought against the defendant. Five hours after being booked, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to records, Kirkland was released on bond. He posted a $40,000 bond. According to the court docket, Kirkland has retained a private defence lawyer.
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