S. Ore. DA concludes shooting justified

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COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) -- The district attorney in Coos County has concluded the fatal shooting of a man police say forced his way into a couple's home was justified.

District Attorney R. Paul Frasier said Tuesday no criminal charges will be filed in the April 7 death of 38-year-old Allen Wayne Saunders.

Frasier said Saunders was intoxicated and acting delusional as a result of methamphetamine use when he broke through a door after being repeatedly warned by the homeowner to go away.

Saunders was killed by a single shot to the chest from a .22-caliber rifle after the homeowner fired two warning shots.

The name of the couple was not released.