The girlfriend of the man who was shot and killed last week in Florida over a parking space is giving us new details around the lead up that aren’t seen in surveillance video of the incident.
28-year-old Markeis McGlockton was shot in front of his girlfriend Britany Jacobs and the couple’s three young children on Thursday afternoon (July 19). Michael Drejka was pegged as the gun in what is now being described as a “stand your ground” case.
Now, Jacobs is speaking out about her boyfriend’s last moments. During an emotional interview with Good Morning America, she says that McGlockton was provoked into a confrontation with Drejka.
“He wanted somebody to be angry at. He just wanted someone to fight him,” she said. “He was picking a fight. I'm just sitting, waiting for my family to come back to the car.”
Furthermore, she believes her husband was coming to her rescue after it was Jacobs who felt threatened. “By this time a witness pulls up and everybody hears us going back and forth with one another. [The witness] let the owner know that there was somebody out there messing with a woman in a car,” she said. “My man hears what's going on, sees the guy yelling at me and I'm sitting in the car. My man is defending me and his children, so he pushes him down.”
“The guy is on the ground and he pulls the gun out,” she continues. “My dude steps back 'cause my dude is fearing for his life - all of us were.”
Surveillance video provided by the owner of the Circle A Food Store shows Markeis McGlockton walk outside and confront Michael Drejka, who was arguing with McGlockton’s girlfriend after she parked in a handicapped space. McGlockton shoves Drejka, then Drejka pulls out his gun pic.twitter.com/rT1CeYi9tm— Kellie Cowan (@KellieCowan) July 20, 2018
Drejka would eventually fire a single shot into the chest of McGlockton. Video shows him falling to the ground before running into to the convenience store they were outside of. He fought for his life for the next 30 minutes before dying at a nearby hospital.
Britany Jacobs also remembered her husband and reflected on who he was. “He was a good man and all he was trying to do was protect his family,” Jacobs said. “I just want justice. I need something to be done because this is not right.”
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