Another Stand Your Ground Case

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Lake County Sheriff’s officials say a man may have been acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a 27-year-old house guest at his central Florida home.

Investigators say 21-year-old Jakob Penrod shot Gregory Gayle during a fight on Saturday night.

Gayle, who was engaged to Penrod’s sister, had been staying at the home for about three weeks.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/Hv5cCw ) reports sheriff’s investigators say it appears the shooting happened in self-defense, according to evidence gathered at the scene. Penrod was not arrested.

Authorities say Gayle was taken to an Orlando hospital where he died Sunday. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The case has been referred to the state attorney’s office for review.

Florida’s so-called stand your ground law allows deadly force if someone feels threatened.

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