Victim: Randall White
The accused: Michael A. Jock

Randall_White

Randall White

White male

Age at time: 49

Weapon: none

 
Michael A._Jock

Michael A. Jock

White male

Age at time: 52

Weapon: gun

gun

unharmed

Case type:
argument turned violent

Location:
Pizza Place

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2012

Location details: Little Caesars in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, on Dec. 16, 2012

What happened: Randall White got mad because his pizza was taking longer than the 10 minutes he was promised and he started yelling at the Little Caesars servers. Another man in line, Michael Jock, admonished White and it turned physical. White raised his fist and Jock pulled his gun and fired. The men fought and the gun went off again. White was hit twice in the abdomen. When police arrived, Jock told them he had a concealed-weapons permit and that the shooting was justified under the "stand your ground" law. White was taken the hospital for treatment and released. Jock was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The outcome: Trial is scheduled for 8/1/13.

Investigating agency: St. Petersburg Police

Case decision made by: Prosecutor

Trayvon Martin’s death became controversial because circumstances leading up to the shooting cast doubt on who was to blame. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed other “stand your ground” cases for similar circumstances. The Times relied on available information, some of which may not tell the whole story. When the situation was unclear, that was noted.

Yes No Unclear/
disputed

Did the victim initiate the confrontation?

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Was the victim armed?

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Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?

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Did the defendant pursue the victim?

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Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?

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Was the defendant on his or her property?

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Did someone witness the attack?

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Was there physical evidence?

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Source: Tampa Bay Times, Dec. 17, 2012. Link to original source

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013