Legal definition of Deadly force
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Deadly force

1
Any force that carries a substantial risk that it will proximately result in the death of any person.
Source: Ohio Revised Code. website
2
Under NY Laws deadly force means physical force which, under the circumstances in which it is used, is readily capable of causing death or other serious physical injury.
Source: NY Penal Code.
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