- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - A disabled former lobsterman in Maine who shot an intruder won’t face charges for the shooting.

The Knox County District Attorney says he’s decided not to prosecute 69-year-old Harvey Lembo, saying it would raise issues of self-defense. WABI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2sOqBaB ) Lembo shot Christopher Wildhaber in 2015 after he broke into Lembo’s apartment to rob him.

Lembo shot Wildhaber when he tried to run away after Lembo pointed a gun at him. District Attorney Jonathan Liberman says prosecutors could not have proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt had the case gone to trial.

Lembo bought the gun only a few days earlier after a series of break-ins at his apartment. Wildhaber was sentenced to four years in prison for burglary last July.

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