Pensacola, Florida

Resolution to this incident

From the Pensacola News Journal of May 22, 2007

No charges in Mayfair shooting

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the state attorney’s office has completed its review of the April 19 incident and determined that no criminal charges should be filed against Sherri Lovvorn for shooting Kenneth Russell Pike.

Lavvorn shot Pike after finding him and another man at her Hollywood Avenue home.

In a report to James O’Hara, an investigator with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Assistant State Attorney David Rimmer said “Pike was in the process of or had unlawfully and forcibly entered the dwelling of Shirley Beall when she and Sheri Lovvorn confronted him.”

“Therefore, Sheri Lovvorn was justified in using deadly force to stop him.”

Rimmer also cited a state law that says “The person against whom defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered a dwelling …,” or what is commonly referred to as the “stand your ground law.”

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