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Published December 22, 2009

No charges will be filed in fatal shooting chat

By Dave Roepke, INFORUM

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k k.
West Fargo, ND     12/21/2009 3:21 PM

Thank god he didn't get charged. It should've never been a question. The idiot went into his house (and it wasn't the first house either), grabbed at the gun. The kid's dad is an even bigger idiot then he was, who makes idiotic comments like he did. This should be a lesson to all the delinquents out there, to think twice before comming into someones home uninvited!

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Gene M.
Moorhead, MN     12/21/2009 3:20 PM

I wonder if it was a non-caucasion adult who had shot a caucasion kid, if the prosecutor would have spent as much time justifying charging the shooter as he did justifying not charging this shooter.

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Guy H.
Fargo, ND     12/21/2009 3:18 PM

Took them long enough to come to the right decision.

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J P.
Moorhead, MN     12/21/2009 3:10 PM

We just had a home invasion murder in fargo a few months ago. That victim's family probably wishes he would have been armed with a gun. And then we could criticize his decision to shoot. Someone comes into your home and you have no idea what their intentions are. You point a gun at them. A reasonable person, such as myself, would run away. This kid unfortunately went for the gun and at that point you've got a quick decision to make. Unfortunate all around, but I'd prefer to be the one alive.

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mark o.
12/21/2009 3:10 PM

The stituation was the kid had just finished high school and was drunk and couldnt find his way home, my kid went to school with him and he was a nice kid not violent I dont see any self defense in that, should have just called the cops thats what there , that what there for he killed a defense less kid now he can live with it , he was mr bad and made a wrong choice MO

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Jamie M.
12/21/2009 3:09 PM

I'm glad the homeowner wasn't charged. However, why don't people LOCK their doors? This whole thing coule've been avoided.

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AnOnY M.
Fargo, ND     12/21/2009 3:02 PM

Look into the people who got him wasted they are the ones responsible for his death bottom line..supplied a minor and he was clearly wasted...charge the people responsible for that with his death!!!!

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Scott K.
Moorhead, MN     12/21/2009 2:41 PM

This story makes me want to be a better father and role model to my daughter. In my opinion the full weight of this falls on poor parenting.

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Linda L.
Moorhead, MN     12/21/2009 2:39 PM

I feel bad for all concerned, the biggest issue I have is the guy had a loaded shotgun in his apartment and as soon as he brought it out he escalated the situation, had he not brought out the gun who knows what the outcome would have been. Didn't sound like the kid had a weapon on him or never heard about one. Just a really sad event.

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cliff s.
Moorhead, MN     12/21/2009 2:37 PM

It is what it is but lock your doors, especially when you are at home.

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