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Police: No Charges Against Shooter Who Acted In Self-Defense

Columbus Police say a man who fatally shot another man at his home acted in self-defense. The 57-year-old man shot and killed 50-year-old Duane Birtcher on Saturday night at the shooter’s home on Hilliard-Rome Rd. in west Columbus. Police said the man stayed at the scene, talked with detectives, and showed them injuries on his body that backed up his claim that Birtcher attacked him.