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Man killed after bar fight in central Missouri

Friday, December 7, 2012 | 9:09 a.m. CST; updated 11:08 a.m. CST, Friday, December 7, 2012

AUXVASSE — An east-central Missouri man died after being shot in what authorities say might have been a case of self-defense.

Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said 28-year-old Benjamin Harris of Auxvasse died after being shot early Thursday.

Crane said the two men got into an argument during a pool game at a bar, and Harris was asked to leave. After the other man left the bar, Harris followed him home and began a fight.

The sheriff said the second man called his office to report he had shot Harris in self-defense.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reported that Crane said the investigation is continuing but the second man's name is not being released.


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