DA: Mandeville gas station fatal shooting legally justified; see surveillance of violent encounter

The is a still image made from a video of a man shooting another man in a Mandeville gas station.

No one will be prosecuted for the fatal shooting of Shawn Breland, a 41-year-old Army veteran who was killed April 4 after an altercation with a clerk and another customer at a Shell station in Mandeville. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news release that his office will not pursue criminal charges based on the… Continue reading →

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