- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Pima County Attorney’s Office says it’s not pursuing criminal charges against a Tucson man who ran after a beer thief and fatally shot him after feeling threatened.

The man hasn’t been identified but police records show he fatally shot 46-year-old Gerald Ramon in November after chasing him from a convenience store where Ramon was spotted leaving with two 24-packs of beer without paying.

The man followed Ramon past a busy intersection and to the back of a restaurant where he persuaded him to give the beer back. Ramon then grabbed a large log from the ground and charged at the man with it.

The man fatally shot Ramon. He said he was acting in self-defense because Ramon was acting aggressively.

Ramon’s relatives said he was a kind man but struggled with alcoholism.

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