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Police say central Ohio man fatally shot attacker in self-defense

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: Police say man who fatally shot another man at his home acted in self-defense.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 57-year-old Dale Stump shot and killed 50-year-old Duane Birtcher on Saturday night at Stump’s home in west Columbus.

Officers found Birtcher shot inside his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said Stump stayed at the scene, talked with detectives, and showed them injuries on his body that backed up his claim that Birtcher attacked him.

Stump wasn’t charged, but police said the evidence will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for consideration.


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