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DA: No charges against homeowner who says he fatally shot stranger who charged at him


DENVER — Prosecutors say they won't file charges against a homeowner who told police he fatally shot a stranger who charged at him when the homeowner found the stranger taking things from his house.

The Denver District Attorney's Office said Thursday it couldn't disprove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooting was self-defense.

The homeowner said he found the stranger at his house on March 18, and that the stranger tried to grab the gun from him.

The homeowner told police he has a concealed carry permit.

Police say they found the shooting victim lying on the driveway with a backpack and a computer box nearby. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Denver medical examiner identified the victim as 52-year-old Dwayne Kelly and said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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