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Linn County Sheriff: No Charges in Sisley Grove Shooting

(Courtesy: MGN Online)
(Courtesy: MGN Online)(KNOE)
Published: Feb. 16, 2016 at 11:58 AM CST
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Authorities said no charges would be filed in a shooting earlier this month that sent a Cedar Rapids man to the hospital.

Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Tuesday the victim, 44-year-old Richard Smith, declined to press charges against the shooter, a juvenile. The Linn County Attorney's Office also declined to prosecute, saying the minor acted "in what he believed at the time to be self-defense," according to a release.

Smith was shot twice

in the 1400 block of Sisley Grove Road.

The incident started out as a domestic dispute between a husband and wife, Gardner said. Smith has since been released from the hospital.