Southwest Missouri man won't faces charges in shooting death

2 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, October 26 2016 Oct 26, 2016 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:31:00 AM CDT October 26, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Greene County Prosecutor's Office says a Springfield man will not face charges in a fatal shooting death.

Assistant Prosecutor Todd Myers says 39-year-old Dan Rich was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed 31-year-old Corey Kesner in February.

Myers says investigators determined Kesner was armed with a screwdriver when Rich shot him during a confrontation in the parking lot of a shopping center in southwest Springfield.

The Joplin Globe reports Rich made statements after the shooting that he acted in self-defense.

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