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Originally published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM

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No charges for Edmonds man who shot intruder

An Edmonds homeowner will not face criminal charges in the February shooting death of a suspected burglar.

The Associated Press

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I WOULD LIKE TO HERE IT.......... RIGHT BEFORE KENNETH WAS KILLED HE WAS BEST MAN AT MY... MORE
I WOULD LIKE TO HERE IT.......... RIGHT BEFORE KENNETH WAS KILLED HE WAS BEST MAN AT MY... MORE
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EVERETT, Wash. —

An Edmonds homeowner will not face criminal charges in the February shooting death of a suspected burglar.

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe says the fatal encounter between the 54-year-old homeowner and Kenneth Talley was tragic, but the shooting wasn't a crime.

The Everett Herald reports ( http://is.gd/khlVsn) Monday that Talley had been drinking heavily in the hours before he was shot.

Friends and relatives reportedly told detectives that Talley didn't have any mental illness or drug addiction. But they said he acted irrationally when he was intoxicated.

Court documents say Talley knocked on the homeowner's door, but was told to go away. The homeowner then armed himself with a handgun and dialed 911. The man told the dispatcher that the front door had been kicked in. That's when he fired.

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