It was his house. He didn't need a reason to come outside. He told him to leave. That's what he should have done and done his kid exchange somewhere else.NO, it was not self defense.
The father was there for a legal purpose, to pick up his son at the prearranged time of 3:15 as agreed to in family court. The step father had no reason to come out of the house except to bring the child. Instead he brought out the gun making him the aggressor. He is a menace to society and should be charged with murder. Of course he has the right to a jury trial as there may be other facts unknown to us as video viewers. The ex-wife's behavior appears to be passive aggressive and her knowledge of the court order makes her far from being an innocent bystander.
Family Court orders the details as to when, where and how the exchange happens after the parents agree. The mother was infringing the father's rights by shortening his hours with his son by not allowing the child to leave at the agreed upon time.It was his house. He didn't need a reason to come outside. He told him to leave. That's what he should have done and done his kid exchange somewhere else.