Monday, May 1, 2006

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

From Lancaster’s of May XX, 2006
No Charges Filed In Fatal Neighbor Shooting

Authorities said Alan J. Wright shot and killed his neighbor, Charles Rae, 45, Sunday morning, but no charges are being filed.

Wright surrendered to police Sunday shortly after the shooting happened at a home in the 500 block of Pine Road in Dickinson Township, Cumberland County. He was released Sunday night.

"I'm satisfied based on the evidence I have before me at this time that Mr. Wright doesn't present any additional danger to the community," said Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed.

Authorities have not commented on a motive in the shooting. Freed did explain the law regarding when it is justifiable to use deadly force, specifically in regards to an individual fearing for his or her, or their family's safety, leading some to believe that the shooting, at this point, is being viewed as self-defense.

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