A chaotic scene Tuesday in Erie’s West Side. After Kyle Johnson of Cleveland allegedly breaks into a home and brutally injuries a resident inside. A neighbor stepped in to help, shooting Johnson two times. An action Eire County District Attorney Jack Daneri says is justifiable, ” In Pennsylvania if you reasonably believe that you need to use deadly force then you are allowed to use that force.”
The neighbor who fired the shots hit Johnson two times from behind, once in the upper back and once in the leg.
The District Attorney says Johnson was not carrying a fire arm, but the neighbors actions are justifiable, ” What it appeared, he believed reasonably at the time what he needed to do was fire a gun at the individual twice. Our office has determined that it was a reasonable belief on his part.”.
The neighbor will not face charges.