Robert Edward Gardner will not be charged for shooting 48-year-old Jeffrey Mark Matthews, police said.
“He was protecting himself,” said police spokesman Lt. Mike Loux.
Matthews arrived at the mobile home that Gardner and his wife share in the Paradise Island mobile home park at 1001 Starkey Road around 3:30 p.m. Friday, officials said.
Gardner said Monday he didn’t know Matthews well and had met him only a couple of times. He said he and his wife, Barbara, had been “arguing for a few days” when Matthews showed up and threatened to beat him up.
Gardner said he retreated to his bedroom.
“I went in there and got my gun and stood in the doorway,” he said. “I was going to tell him to get the hell out. Before I could say anything, he came charging down the hallway.” Read more
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