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CA) No charges in death of intruder 09-10-03

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    WAGCEVP Member

    May 26, 2003
    CA) No charges in death of intruder 09-10-03
    Date: Sep 14, 2003 8:39 PM


    The Desert Dispatch is a daily newspaper serving the communities of
    Barstow, Dagget, Fort Irwin, Hinkley, Lenwood, Newberry Springs and

    Wednesday, September 10, 2003
    No charges in Newberry Springs shooting death
    By LEO MONIZ/Staff Writer

    Newberry Springs -- A 77-year-old man who shot and killed an intruder in
    his home here on August 15 will not face prosecution, Barstow
    Supervising Deputy District Attorney Gary Roth said.

    "The shooting was done in self-defense, so no criminal charges will be
    filed," Roth said.

    Charles Harris shot 23-year-old Eric Kirby, of Newberry Springs, during
    an apparent robbery gone wrong, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Sgt.
    Gerrit Tesselaar said in August.

    Harris was asleep, but awoke shortly after midnight to discover that
    Kirby had forced entry to Harris's Fairview Road home, Tesselaar said.
    Harris then armed himself with a handgun and held Kirby at gunpoint
    while attempting to telephone law enforcement.

    Harris shot Kirby once in the chest after Kirby moved to attack him,
    Tesselaar said. Kirby died at the scene.

    Harris completed a 911 call at 12:15 a.m. and reported the shooting.

    Roth said the determination of self-defense by the district attorney's
    office followed a similar conclusion by investigators.

    "The sheriff's department determined it was justifiable homicide also,"
    he said.
  2. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    no, sounds like it went right to me.
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Well said. Think of all the people who won't be robbed, burglarized, raped, and murdered by that one.
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