What To Do After You Shoot . . .
Remember that the police will not necessarily know who is the good guy or the bad guy in the situation. Their job is to investigate the incident, and part of their investigation will be to take any statements you or anyone else might have about what happened. Any statements you make can and WILL be used against you. Therefore, do not make any statements to the police besides invoking your rights. Do not make any statements to anyone else about what happened. Before you discuss the incident with anyone else, wait to talk to your attorney. If you do make a statement, and what you say does not match the physical or material evidence collected at the scene, you may have a big problem on your hands.
Being involved in a self-defense shooting is stressful enough. Dont make things harder on yourself by waiving your rights or putting yourself in a sticky legal situation because of a statement made to the police under anxiety and panic. Following these guidelines will ensure that you give yourself the best possible chance to avoid an unjust charge or conviction.