NRS 200.120: “Justifiable homicide” defined.
- Justifiable homicide is the killing of a human being in necessary self-defense, or in defense of habitation, property or person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against any person or persons who manifestly intend and endeavor, in a violent, riotous, tumultuous or surreptitious manner, to enter the habitation of another for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being therein.
- A person is not required to retreat before using deadly force as provided in subsection 1 if the person:
- Is not the original aggressor;
- Has a right to be present at the location where deadly force is used; and
- Is not actively engaged in conduct in furtherance of criminal activity at the time deadly force is used.
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