- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a man charged in a shooting death outside an eastern Pennsylvania strip club 2½ years ago says his client will testify that he acted in self-defense.

Twenty-three-year-old Ulysses Rodriguez is charged in Lehigh County in the January 2013 slaying of 21-year-old Tyree Wimberly of Allentown.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jay Jenkins told jurors Tuesday that Rodriguez shot the victim outside Scoobies Gentleman’s Club because he felt disrespected when Wimberly refused to buy a bag of marijuana.

Defense attorney Phil Lauer said his client feared for his life after the other man sprinted at him in a rage. He said his client “tried to walk away three times,” but Wimberly wanted to fight and refused to back down even after Rodriguez fired two warning shots into the air.

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