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Police: Thruway shooting called justifiable homicide

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LAFAYETTE, La. -

No arrests are expected in a fatal shooting that happened on Thursday morning near the Home Depot on Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette. 

Police arrived on scene a little after 9 AM to find a man dead inside a pickup truck.

"The deceased subject actually tried to steal the owner's vehicle while he was preoccupied outside of the vehicle," explained Public Information Officer, Corporal Karl Ratcliff 

According to police, a struggle ensued inside the cabin, and the owner pulled out his gun and fatally shot the suspect. 
   
"No charges have been filed at this time. It has been ruled a justifiable homicide," explained Public Information Officer, Corporal Karl Ratcliff 

A legal expert says force or violence are justifiable in defense. 

"You can kill somebody if you believe that they are gonna kill you or severely injure you," explained former District Assistant Attorney, Pat Magee 

Although police aren't filing charges, the DA will still investigate. 

"There are a lot of variables that we have to look at. That's why every scenario is extremely fact intensive," explained Magee 

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