Deadly Kansas Shooting Took Place in Self Defense

By: AP
By: AP

ELLINWOOD, Kan. (AP) _ An initial investigation shows that a deadly shooting Tuesday in rural Barton County took place in self defense.

The Barton County Sheriff's Department isn't releasing the name of the man who shot and killed 33-year-old Harold Eugene Hughes on Tuesday morning.

The lead investigator in the case, Det. David Paden, said the shooting happened after Hughes showed up at the home of the other man in a stolen Jeep with a stolen handgun. The men knew each other and had argued.

The shooter called 911 at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday to say he had shot another man. He was questioned but not arrested.

Paden said that the ivestigation is continuing but that the shooting ``looks like self-defense.''

Paden said that the man was ``in fear for his life.''

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