USE OF DEADLY FORCE BY A PRIVATE CITIZEN
39-11-621. Use of deadly force by private citizen. A private citizen, in making an arrest authorized by law, may use force reasonably necessary to accomplish the arrest of an individual who flees or resists the arrest; provided, that a private citizen cannot use or threaten to use deadly force except to the extent authorized under self-defense or defense of third person statutes, 39-11-611 and 39-11-612. [Acts 1989, ch. 591, 1.]

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