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Man Won't Face Charges for Shooting Apartment Intruder

ROCKLAND, Maine - A disabled former lobsterman in Maine who shot an intruder won't face charges for the shooting.
The Knox County District Attorney says he's decided not to prosecute 69-year-old Harvey Lembo, saying it would raise issues of self-defense. WABI-TV reports that Lembo shot Christopher Wildhaber in 2015 after he broke into Lembo's apartment to rob him.
Lembo shot Wildhaber when he tried to run away after Lembo pointed a gun at him. District Attorney Jonathan Liberman says prosecutors could not have proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt had the case gone to trial.
Lembo bought the gun only a few days earlier after a series of break-ins at his apartment. Wildhaber was sentenced to four years in prison for burglary last July.