And yet YOU were only following joe's recommendation (fire a couple of shots in the air). In which case should joe be culpable for having provided bad advice?I could imagine.........
Say......that YOU as the Home Owner was to fire off one of those (or say a warning shot).
The "Thief" thinks that deadly force is being used against him/her. The thief is maybe thinking that YOU have just done an illegal act trying to kill him over a "minor theft/burglary". It was YOU who raised the stakes in this "game". So, the thief responds with deadly force.
Yeah.....you get dead. And, the thief/burglar is seen as just protecting his own life. Imagine.....Self Defense for the shooting/death of YOU the homeowner. But maybe, probation over the theft/burglary conviction. Justice. Especially considering.......well......."What color are YOU vs. the other guy?"