Spokane County fatal shooting called self-defense

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane County sheriff's office says the fatal shooting of an intruder at a Newman Lake home appears to be self-defense.

Deputy Craig Chamberlin says quick thinking by Doug Snarski probably saved his life and the life of his girlfriend early Sunday when her ex-boyfriend entered their home armed with a shotgun and a handgun.

Snarski shot Sean Parsons after he said no one would be getting out of the house alive and fired both his guns.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://is.gd/YlKjsP ) emergency dispatchers heard the confrontation because Snarski dialed 911 and left the line open after he realized Parsons was inside the home.

A restraining order had been issued earlier, ordering Parsons not to go within two miles of the house.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com