Police say Charleston man was shot in self-defense

3 years 8 months 4 days ago Tuesday, July 26 2016 Jul 26, 2016 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:54:35 AM CDT July 26, 2016 in News
Source: Southeast Missourian ,Cape Girardeau ,Missouri
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON (AP) — Police in the southeast Missouri town of Charleston say a man found dead was killed in self-defense.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 28-year-old Christopher Flannigan of Charles was found dead Saturday morning from an apparent gunshot wound. The suspected shooter was at the scene and taken into custody.

Charleston police say that after an investigation that included the Missouri State Highway Patrol, evidence indicated the shooter acted in self-defense, and investigators are not recommending criminal charges.

Police have released no further details.

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