- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane man was justified when he shot and killed an intoxicated man shouting threats and trying to break into his home through the storm door.

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office made that ruling on Monday.

The prosecutor says Kevin Elliott shot 39-year-old Jerry R. King on Jan. 30 after showing King his gun and warning him that he’d shoot.

According to a press release from the county, Elliott was in his own home and had no duty to retreat. He felt threatened for himself, his wife andl baby.

King was living two doors away from Elliott at the time of the shooting.

Prosecutor Larry Haskell says Elliott shot King through the storm door. King was unarmed, but was drunk and high on marijuana at the time,

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