In 1858 a patron of my relative’s bar was killed in an altercation with a tenant who lived in an apartment next door. For years, I referred to the incident as a “murder.” The reference to the incident was inaccurate. I should have referred to it as a “killing,” a “shooting,” or something similar.
Are you using the right word when referring to something?
Are you using a word that may be conveying a message that’s not entirely accurate?
And I actually need to review what charges were brought up against the shooter. Just because a newspaper called it murder does not mean that a court did.