I missed this story originally, because it happened right before we headed up to Curlew Lake for our long weekend in the middle of May.
So...to summarize. Chucklehead shows up at the house were his ex-girlfriend is now living with a shotgun, pistol and a bandoleer of shells. He enters the house and does some redecorating with the shotgun, putting two rounds into the drywall to get everyone's attention, before threatening to kill everyone in the house.
The homeowner tells him to get out, and gives him a chance to leave. Chucklehead doesn't want to leave, and starts up the stairs to give his ex and the new guy their compupance. When he gets to the top of the stairs, the homeowner/new boyfriend ventilates him.
That sounds like a pretty clean shoot by itself, but it's made even cleaner by the fact that the homeowner called 911 early on in the confrontation, and the whole thing took place on tape for the 911 call center.
Today, he got the official call that he was cleared of all wrong doing in this confrontation, and was actually told he could come pick up his gun, which was being held as evidence during the investigation.
Mr. Snarski summed it up pretty good, saying he wasn't surprised, but was relieved to get the official word today. No matter how good/clean/justified you feel a shoot might have been, all it takes is one DA with an attitude to decide he wants to put you through the ringer to ruin your life.