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No charges filed in fatal Fyffe shooting

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No charges will be filed against a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a dollar store in Fyffe. No charges will be filed against a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a dollar store in Fyffe.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

No charges will be filed against a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a dollar store in Fyffe.

Earlier this month, 48-year-old Edward Lee Phillips was shot and killed outside the Dollar General.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said Phillips approached a man sitting in a car in the parking lot and started an argument. Witnesses said Phillips hit the driver through an open window before being shot three times. He died at the hospital.

Prosecutors said the grand jury was advised of the law governing self defense, along with the homicide statutes. After deliberation, the grand jury returned a no bill.

The new self defense law contains language that includes the unlawful or forceful entering of an occupied vehicle and also includes stand your ground. These points were also made clear to the jury.

"It goes back to the Castle Doctrine in England - your house is your castle, you can defend it to your death. They changed that to your house is your castle, your business is your castle, and your vehicle is your castle," said Sheriff Harris.

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