Jan 17, 2012 9:56 AM by AP

No murder charges; man, boy fired in self-defense

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say two people will not be arrested after shooting three drug dealers and killing one, because they fired in self-defense.
Police spokesman, Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says 25-year-old Robert Heard was shot and killed Saturday after he and two other men tried to rob 26-year-old John Freeman during a drug deal.
The Advocate reports that one of Heard's accomplices was shot in the head and is in the hospital. McKneely says a third robber who got away was wounded.
McKneely says Freeman shot at his attackers, as did a 16-year-old boy who saw the robbery happening.
The teen was questioned and released, and Freeman was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of illegal carrying of a firearm.


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