DA: Store owner who shot and killed suspect won’t be prosecuted | SummitDaily.com

DA: Store owner who shot and killed suspect won’t be prosecuted

COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Paso County district attorney says the owner of a Colorado Springs liquor store will not be prosecuted for shooting and killing a suspect during an attempted robbery.Police say Charles Kellogg shot 21-year-old Gibran Gayton on November 27th after Gayton pulled out a semiautomatic weapon and demanded money at Jet-Way Liquors.Kellogg told police he tried to get into the cash register, but Gayton continued to point a gun at him and make demands.The store owner then got a handgun from under the counter and shot Gayton.District Attorney John Newsome says Kellogg exercised a legal right of self-defense and will not be prosecuted.An alleged accomplice of Gayton’s, 34-year-old Marsha Mallory, faces accessory charges.


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