Mutual Combat, Accomplice Liability, Transferred Intent, and Felony Murder

Hey folks, If two groups of men engage in an unlawful gunfight, and one of them accidentally kills an innocent bystander who is criminally responsible for the murder of the innocent bystander?  You may be surprised to learn the answer is not “just the shooter,” but rather “everybody engaged in the gunfight.” In this particular case, the innocent victim who was shot to death was, tragically, an 8-year-old boy.  Last week the intended target of …

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