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No Charges in Belcourt Shooting Death

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There'll be no murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a Belcourt man in November because it was a case of self defense.

That's what US Attorney Timothy Purdon said today regarding the killing of Joel Sherman.

Purdon says Sherman made several threats against a man throughout the day of November 26th, saying he would kill him.

Then, in the early morning hours of November 27th, Sherman came to the Eagle View Housing area near Belcourt and fired several shots of the man.

The man returned fire, hitting Sherman and killing him.

Purdon says the investigation into the killing has not been concluded.

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