Defensive gun use: "Deputies: Riverview man shot dead while beating girlfriend"

A story regarding a case from Riverview, Florida in the Tampa Tribune (August 17, 2013).  Given that the attacker apparently had enough time to go out to the parking lot before dying, without Vickie Rock being armed, clearly the police would have arrived on the scene here after significant damage had been done.
A 56-year-old Riverview man was shot dead this morning after attacking his girlfriend outside her apartment, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. 
At around 6 a.m., a Vickie Rock, 50, of Riverview, was visiting a home at the Grand Oaks Apartments at 10103 Sherwood Lane in Riverview, when she heard glass breaking and screaming coming from next door, deputies said. 
Rock, who was armed with a .45 caliber handgun, went outside to investigate and found a Daniel S. Robertson beating his girlfriend, Cristy Vasilakos, 40, with a metal object, deputies said. 
Rock yelled at Robertson to stop, but when he turned and began attacking Rock, she fired the gun at least once, deputies said. 
Deputies later arrived to discover Robertson dead in the parking lot.Vasilakos’ front window and front door were heavily damaged, apparently by the Robertson forcing his way into her apartment, deputies said. Both women sustained facial injuries. 
Detectives interviewed independent witnesses who, they said, verified statements made by the two women. . . . .
Thanks Michael I. Krauss for alerting me. 

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