Absolutely. But continuing of lip-flapping beyond that which is necessary to establish your self defense claim should be with your attorney present and under his/her advice. Because THEY know the laws and THEY know how the legal system works and THEY are there to make the legal system work best for YOU. There are any number of ways in which statements can be made, totally innocently and in absolute good faith, which can end up biting the person making them. Once statements are made and documented, they're a matter of record. If it turns out something in them isn't right for (insert reasons), then that statement may now be a false statement. As I said earlier, I'm not an attorney and not LEO...so I don't have the legal expertise these people have in defense/prosecution/interrogation. HOWEVER...I HAVE had experience on the "wrong end of the legal stick" in the military, which involved going all the way up to an Article 32. It's absolutely no fun being questioned by NCIS and having to deal with attorneys over issues which are serious enough to take a path towards Courts-Martial. LEOs in real life are not as portrayed in the movies/TV shows. They're there to find evidence in support of criminal charges and convictions. They are NOT there to exonerate or otherwise prove someone "innocent". It's very much adversarial. So if you are being questioned, ANY thing you say will be documented and MAY be used against you. So yes...make your basic statement, do not lie while doing so, and otherwise let them do their job of securing the scene and gathering witnesses and evidence. You can "make a statement" in addition to your initial, brief, one later, and with your attorney's advice.