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Fulton Police investigating possible self-defense shooting

Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers said the department is investigating the shooting death of a Fulton man that took place early Saturday morning.

Official reports say around 3 a.m. officers were called to the 600 block of Jefferson Street to a report of shots fired.

"Usually, it's pretty much safe here, there's nothing that really takes you, in particular, there's nothing that would ever strike me as harmful, it's safe but with something like that happening, it just makes you think," said Gerard Giboney, a Fulton Resident.

When officers arrived they said they found a man who had entered a home and was shot by someone living there.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers say the man who fired the gun is cooperating with authorities.

Neighbors in the area said the man walked into the wrong house.

"He was intoxicated last night and he was just trying to get to his friends' house and they live right next to him and he pretty much walked into the wrong house and I heard he got shot in the heart," said Isaiah Wolfe, a Fulton Resident.

Chief Myers said today it's not clear if they will recommend criminal charges in the case.

"It's just a big misunderstanding, it's sad it had to go down like that but what can you do that's life," said Wolfe.

Check back with ABC 17 News for more information on this developing story.

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Zach Boetto

Zach Boetto started working with ABC 17 News in June after graduating from California State University-Channel Islands with a degree in organizational communication. He reports weekday evenings and weekend mornings.

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  1. First comment the wording was a mess.

    First off why are We interviewing people? And why did you have to put what that kid said about where he heard he got shot at? This town is hurting for this family and you guys did a sloppy job at covering this very touchy subject. This is someone’s kid, brother, family, and friend. He deserves some respect. They all do! Do better. I will not be watching channel 17 news anymore because of these actions.

    1. Hi Cassandra, thank you for your viewership and voicing your opinion on this story. Direct quotes were used from the interviewees. We interview people to get perspectives and information on the subject at hand. Everyone is entitled to their own perspective on the story. These people had information that proved to be valuable to the story. For example, the nature of crime in the neighborhood and a second hand connection to what had happened. Police officials declined to go on camera. Of course, my condolences and respect go out to the family. We have to cover news especially when it involves a shooting. Thank you again for watching and expressing your opinion.

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