MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - No charges will be filed in a Muskegon shooting that killed a man and left a woman critically injured.
The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office released documents Thursday saying that the person who shot and killed Alex Brown acted in self-defense.
The shooting happened July 9 on Monroe Avenue near Fifth Street in Muskegon. Brown, 27, was shot and died at the hospital. Carmesha Rogers, also 27, was shot in the head and hospitalized in critical condition.
Instigators say they examined a 130-second video that shows two people engaged in a fist-fight in the street that evening. Brown was watching the fight when a third person got involved.
At that point, investigators say, Brown held up two guns and approached the fighters. He was then shot.
That set off a round of gunfire among the crowd.
Investigators say that when Brown raised his guns, it constituted "imminent and deadly force," and that the use of deadly force was needed to stop him. They say the person who shot him acted in self-defense.
The documents also say the bullet that hit Rogers was fired from Brown's gun. They say he fired several shots after he fell when he was shot.
Rogers was shot as she tried to protect children near the gunfire. She survived and continues to recover, the documents say. The prosecutor's office described her actions as "heroic."
No one will be charged with shooting Brown or Rogers, but investigators say several people involved -- including Brown -- were convicted felons, meaning it was illegal for them to have guns. Other convicted felons are being charged for having weapons, the prosecutor's office says.
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