Question: If Rico started shooting over his shoulder here (trying to shake pursuit), would that escalate the situation to deadly force allowing the pursuers to retaliate in like kind; or do the pursuers then have a duty to retreat?
Also, are the hot pursuit rules here similar to the ones that apply to police in your “Emergency Exceptions” portion of criminal procedure?
I guess my question at its core is this. If my home was robbed, the criminals flee with some of my goods, I grab my gun from my room and take chase, they shoot at me, and I then shoot back (killing the criminals); would my actions be deemed unlawful? Also, does grabbing the gun from my room as opposed to immediately pursuing waive my ability to claim hot pursuit.
Thanks for putting together this awesome comic. It’s been a great read.