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Arlee shooter will not be charged

Arlee shooter will not be charged

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No charges in Arlee shooting

POLSON — The man who shot and killed a 49-year-old man in Arlee will not be charged, said Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher on Friday.

Leonard Peak Jr. died Jan. 17 after being shot and killed at a home on Sanders Street by a 72-year-old man. The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

The man who shot Peak initially was taken into custody, but was released later.

Eschenbacher said people witnessed the altercation between the two men.

“The evidence shows it was a justifiable use of force,” he said. “The shooter was backed into a corner and didn’t have any choice but to protect himself.”

Peak was shot with a .44 Magnum pistol.

“Absent of any new evidence, this was clearly a case of self-defense,” Eschenbacher said.

The name of the 72-year-old man was not released.

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