Prosecutor says no charges in Springfield shooting death

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Saturday, October 03 2015 Oct 3, 2015 Saturday, October 03, 2015 3:10:00 PM CDT October 03, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD — A Missouri prosecutor says no charges will be filed in the November fatal shooting death of a Springfield man after an argument over rental property.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Greene County prosecutor Dan Patterson said Friday that evidence indicates the Nov. 19 fatal shooting of 23-year-old Alex Gipson was justified under Missouri's self-defense law.

Patterson said in a memo to police that there was no question that Gipson was shot multiple times by Mark Faegre and Ryan Culbertson-Faegre.

But he said witness statements consistently indicated that Gipson was the initial aggressor and neither Faegre nor Culbertson-Faegre drew their weapons until Gipson confronted them with his.

Patterson said evidence also showed that Gipson fired his weapon first.

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