What Qualifies as a Homicide in Illinois?
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What Qualifies as a Homicide in Illinois?

Homicide is a blanket term that refers to any killing of another human being – not just those that are considered illegal. In very specific circumstances, one person can kill another without committing a crime.
 
Under Illinois laws, you may use deadly force in self-defense, but only if there is reasonable to believe it’s  absolutely necessary “to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm” to yourself or another person. You may also use deadly force to prevent “an assault upon, or offer of personal violence to” yourself or someone else if another breaks into your dwelling. And deadly force is permitted to prevent the intruder from committing a felony within your home.…