Any use of deadly force is very likely to result in a protracted legal battle, particulalry in the more liberal areas of the state (Nothern Va, Richmond).
Just a little off topic, but that is the first time I have aver heard of Richmond being referred to as a liberal area. Maybe I just think it is conservative by Md standards.
Brickeye, RWK, and eka, than you for enlightenning me to Va law and it will help me to understand Md law.
I was thinking about starting a thread that dealt with the same topic and I am glad that you did it.