OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KSNW) – On Monday, the Johnson County District Attorney said a deadly shooting in Overland Park was self-defense, and he would not pursue charges.
The shooting took place at a phone store in the city, when the DA says a thief came in demanding money from the clerk at gunpoint. At some point, the DA says, the clerk produced a handgun while fearing for his life and the life of his co-worker.
The thief was killed in the “ensuing gun battle” as he attempted to jump over the counter, presumably to get to the armed clerk.
“We have determined that this was a valid exercise of self-defense under Kansas law,” the DA says.
The office will not pursue charges in relation to this shooting.