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Originally published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:52 PM

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No charges for La Center man in intruder's death

Clark County prosecutors say they won't file charges against a La Center homeowner who was involved in the fatal shooting of a trespasser.

The Associated Press

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VANCOUVER, Wash. —

Clark County prosecutors say they won't file charges against a La Center homeowner who was involved in the fatal shooting of a trespasser.

The Columbian newspaper reports ( http://is.gd/VIrWKK) that in a letter to detectives, the prosecutor's office wrote that the shooting appeared accidental.

Homeowner Leland Larsen confronted the trespasser, Barry Parnell, with a shotgun the night of Jan. 24. After Larsen ordered him to get on the ground, Parnell grabbed the barrel of the gun and pressed it to his own chest - and since Larsen's finger was on the trigger, the gun went off.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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