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Prosecutors: Idaho man acted in self-defense in shooting

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Authorities in south-central Idaho say a man who shot and killed another man acted in self-defense and will not face homicide charges.

But the Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tells The Times-News in a statement Friday that 45-year-old Billy Duane Johnson is still being charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities say 38-year-old William Newton Scott in May went to Johnson’s home with another adult male and a teenage male to confront Johnson over a dispute that authorities haven’t specified.

Authorities say Scott attacked Johnson, who shot Scott in the chest during a short struggle. Scott died at the scene.

Johnson late last month pleaded not guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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