INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County sheriff's officials are investigating a fatal shooting in which a self-defense claim is being made, an agency spokesperson said Thursday.
Sheriff's officials were called about 5 p.m. Jan. 25 to the incident in the area of the 8500 block of 64th Court in the Wabasso area, said Lt. Joe Abollo, sheriff's spokesperson.
He said a man had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
"It appears that it was in front of the yard of a residence nearby, and it was as a result of a possible domestic dispute ongoing," Abollo said.
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No arrests have been made, he said.
Abollo said the person who fired the weapon was at the scene.
"It appears to be a self-defense claim," Abollo said. "The person was cooperative with the Sheriff's Office detectives, traveled back to the Sheriff's Office interview rooms and provided a statement on the record and was interviewed by detectives."
Abollo said the name of the deceased could not be released because of Marsy's Law.
Introduced in memory of a young woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Marsy's Law was created to offer crime victims a slate of rights, including protecting them and their families from harassment by their attackers.
Some law enforcement officials have interpreted the statute as applying to any victim, as well as to law enforcement officers being entitled to privacy and having their identity protected.
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Abollo said the man who was shot arrived at the Wabasso address and wasn't supposed to be there.
"He wasn't welcome there … (and) was looking for someone, and the other person that lives at the residence, basically said go away, you don't need to be here, I don't want you here, you need to go away," Abollo said. "Threats were made and the end result was he ended up getting shot."
He said the case remains under investigation.
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This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Man dead after shooting in Wabasso area of Indian River County