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Greer police say shooting death was self-defense

Dec 6, 2010 7:47:00 AM - thestate.com
Police say the shooting death of a man in Greer last month was an act of self-defense.

Greer police say 21-year-old Rusty Jones was justified when he shot 24-year-old Justin Dillard on Nov. 10.

Police say Dillard and went to an apartment and started a conversation with Jones and three other adults.

A police statement says Dillard pointed a gun at Jones and told him he was going to shoot. The statement says Jones pulled a gun and fired. Dillard was shot four times.

Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies and state troopers responded to the neighborhood when a crowd of up to 200 people gathered after the shooting. Officers broke up several fights.

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