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Jury selected in Florida parking lot shooting case

August 20, 2019
FILE - In an Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, attorney Bryant Camareno talks to his client defendant Michael Drejka during a pretrial hearing, at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. The manslaughter trial of Drejka, accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a Florida parking lot, will focus on the state's controversial "stand your ground law." (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
FILE - In an Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, attorney Bryant Camareno talks to his client defendant Michael Drejka during a pretrial hearing, at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. The manslaughter trial of Drejka, accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a Florida parking lot, will focus on the state's controversial "stand your ground law." (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Jurors and alternates have been sworn in for a manslaughter trial of a white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space in Florida.

The Tampa Bay Times reports a jury of five men and one woman was seated Tuesday afternoon for 49-year-old Michael Drejka’s case. The two alternates are a man and woman. None of the jurors are black.

Prosecutors say Drejka confronted 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton’s girlfriend for parking in a handicapped space in July 2018. Convenience store video recorded McGlockton leaving the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulled a handgun and shot McGlockton as he backed away. McGlockton ran inside the store, where he collapsed and died.

Trial is expected to last two to three weeks.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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