Firefighter shot neighbor in self-defense

Firefighter shot neighbor in self-defense

Firefighter shot neighbor in self-defense

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Dean Keller, 49, and Jeffrey S. Weigle, 59, exchanged gunfire on June 27, 2017. Weigel was shot while driving a lawn mower.

The pair had a long-running dispute. The Johnson County prosecutor decided not to file charges. Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office.

No charges will be filed against an Indianapolis firefighter who shot his neighbor after the man pulled out a gun while riding a lawn mower, Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said Wednesday.

The June 27 showdown was captured on security video, Cooper said, noting it clearly shows Jeffrey S. Weigle, 59, raising a handgun just before Dean Keller, 49, shot him multiple times in the 1200 block of Campbell Road just east of Greenwood.

Keller claimed self-defense. Cooper agreed.

“The decision to not file charges on Keller was a simple application of Indiana law and should not be looked upon as condoning the behavior of either party,” Cooper said.

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