I do not see any resemblance to the Zimmerman shooting here. In fact, residents that were sick and tired of the systemic crime in the neighborhood inflicted by thuggish teenagers that obviously have very deficient home lives parented by those either unable or unwilling to accept ALL the responsibilities that go with having kids was well publicized.
Given incidents like this from last April (h/t John Harper):
Can anyone really blame Merritt Landry for shooting the young, albeit already career criminal that jumped his fence at 2AM to perpetrate another crime? After all, it was not that long ago the following ran on Fox 8 where the perpetrators dared a homeowner to shoot them:
I am told that here in Mississippi to be sure the body hits within your property lines. As a general rule I do not approve of capital punishment for property crimes but when a victim and perpetrator come into contact during the commission of such a crime I’ll give the victim the benefit of a doubt every time.
I’ll be keeping an eye on this case.