It could well be that he wasn't treated-- whatever that might look like in Sno's eyes-- like a murder suspect because he wasn't necessarily a murder suspect. Based on his statement and the statement of other witnessed that night he may well have been a victim.
A victim, that is, under the crazy Florida laws we've been discussing.
Sure, the cops enforce the laws as written, though we know plenty of times they are found to have done indefensible things in the course of securing a scene and investigating a crime. Don't pretend this never happens because then we'll get a solid page of links of examples showing it happens all the time.
Part of what people have been trying to tell you here is we do not see those laws as honorable or contributing to a better, safer, more reasonable America.
If GZ walks -- and he might, courtrooms and juries being what they are -- it's testimony to the notion something is gravely wrong.
You shouldn't be able to do what he did, kill a kid, and get off. I don't care if the kid took a swing at him first (we don't know). I do know if he'd stayed in his car instead of playing cop, the kid would still be alive. He set in motion the actions that caused that death because he was immersed in a fantasy that he was doing some noble thing out there with his gun, a fantasy fed by laws that make it defensible and even legal to solve problems with guns instead of common sense and humanity.
His actions were way out of proportion to any risks posed by TM talking on his phone, walking home to his family's house. This should not be excused when death is the result and when many points of exit existed on the way to that death. Even if GZ was directly provoked in some manner by this kid, as an armed adult he needed to be better trained and more mature in his decisions.
I thought you were the big advocate for safe, responsible use of guns. I can't see how you can defend this person and maintain that advocacy. GZ is the poster person for a gunman who did just about everything wrong. If he is exonerated it'll encourage more of this stuff, and that's unfortunate because more unnecessary deaths will result.
Fixing the law would be a step in the right direction, as would be rethinking the notion using a gun in this way solves problems in a satisfactory manner. We can do a lot better than this. As a gun trainer I'd think you would be out in front on this matter.