The teenager who gunned down a Western High School student in a car near Shively Saturday evening was acting in self-defense, Louisville Metro Police said.
Anthony Smith Jr., 18, was one of five people killed in the city in less than a week, in a bloody beginning to 2015.
Smith's killing, ruled a justifiable homicide, will not be counted among the city's murders, which stands at 14 so far this year, including a young man found shot to death on North 26th Street early Wednesday morning.
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Teen weekend killing ruled justifiable homicide
From Feb. 11, 2015 Louisville Courier-Journal: