Explaining his actions to police after the shooting, Roop said he became “more than a little nervous” as Rainey walked down the driveway toward his truck and appeared to have something in his hand.
As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, ‘You shot me,’ in what Roop described as an “antagonistic” manner, according to the report.
Roop said he was still in fear and thought Rainey was reaching for something, so he shot Rainey once more in the back of the head, “for effect,” the report said. A company order brochure and cell phone were found near Rainey’s body.
Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three “No Trespassing” signs and explained he didn’t warn Rainey after pulling his weapon because, “I’m not going to give him the chance to do something to me; I was in fear.” He told police he believes he possesses 14 firearms.
RIP to the salesman. That is so fucked up. One second you're walking up to someone's door to see if they'll purchase an item from you and the next you're being transported to a coroner's office.
I agree with kentatm. This douche bag should definitely get at least life in prison. I'd prefer the death penalty. Why? He did it without provocation. You can't just shoot someone for walking up your driveway. If that were the case, I bet every little kid who does u-turns on people's driveways when riding their bicycles would be getting shot by idiot neighbors. (Extreme example, but fuck it. You got the gist of it)