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Prosecutors: Man was defending himself during fatal shooting

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Posted at 10:31 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 00:31:45-04

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man involved in a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in northern Colorado will not face charges because he was defending himself.

The Longmont Times-Call reported Tuesday that the 34-year-old Northglenn man has been released from custody based on the Weld County district attorney's decision.

He was arrested for the death of 33-year-old Keith Williams, who was shot in Longmont on July 23.

Investigators say Williams approached the man and fought him with a 16-inch "billy club" or "tire thumper" — a bat-like tool used by truckers to check the air pressure of their tires.

Williams was mad at the man because he was hanging out with his ex-girlfriend.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/