No one can be killed by bounty hunters unless it’s for self-defense. When it comes to the right to self-defense, bounty hunters enjoy the same rights as regular people.
The Family Was Sued By Bounty Hunters For Shooting Them
In a case involving Texas, bounty hunters Richard James and DG Pearson were detained in 2001 and charged with felonies. The fugitive and his family filed the accusations, but they were eventually dropped against the hunters after the fugitive’s wife murdered a deputy sheriff during a subsequent attempt by the county sheriff’s office to apprehend the fugitive. With a $1.5 million judgment, the hunters were successful in their legal lawsuit against the fugitive and his family for malicious prosecution.