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An 80-year-old man was released from police custody after it was determined that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a home intruder. The shooting took place in Flint, Michigan this past Thursday, according to WNEM-TV.

Police were dispatched shortly after 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 21, after reports of a shooting.

According to law enforcement officials, the 80-year-old man was forced to defend himself after a burglar forced an entry into his home. A 31-year-old man, who has yet to be identified, was shot and killed after the homeowner opened fire.


The elderly man was briefly taken into custody in order to answer questions, but he was soon released without incident. Officials have said that the shooting constitutes a justified instance of self-defense and that they will not be pursuing any charges.

Additional information is expected to be released next week.


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Source: National File

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