Twin Cities Security Guard Cleared in Fatal Shooting
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — A security guard who police say fatally shot one of six men who attacked him outside a nightclub in Maplewood will not face charges in the shooting.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Ramsey County attorney's office says the guard acted within the law when he shot Chou "Tony" Yang on May 29. The attorney's office said in a statement that it was "reasonable" for the guard to fear "great bodily harm or death."
Police say the guard asked a patron to leave, and the patron and five other men chased the guard into the parking lot. According to police, the guard fell and the men attacked, and the guard then fired, striking Yang.
The attorney's office says it isn't releasing the name of the 28-year-old security guard due to safety concerns.