No charges in Baxters Corner shooting death
RCMP supports Crown decision that Ryan Firlotte was killed in self defence
No charges will be laid in connection with the shooting death of a man in Baxters Corner in November 2012.
Ryan Firlotte, 31, died after being shot during an altercation in Baxters Corner with a 35-year-old man who also lived in the community.
RCMP investigators established that the 35-year-old man who was investigated for the shooting had been a victim of an assault in the Saint John area earlier the same day.
All the men involved in the incident knew one another.
Investigators recommended to the Crown prosecutors office that charges of murder, manslaughter and criminal negligence be considered in connection with Firlotte's death.
After reviewing the file and discussing the case with investigators, the Crown prosecutor decided not to proceed with charges.
"The decision was based on the Crown's determination that based on case law there was no likelihood of conviction due to the argument of self defence," stated the RCMP in a news release. "The RCMP concurs with the decision of the Crown prosecutor's office and has concluded its investigation."
No other charges are anticipated in the case.