FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A man will not face charges in a bar shooting that left one person dead.
Fairfield Police identified Keith Lewis, 42, as the man who shot 20-year-old Alexander Itzigheine on Thursday night.
Police say Itzigheine threatened a group of patrons with a handgun at a bar on the patio. At that time, they say Lewis fled into the business. When Itzigheine entered through a different door with his gun still drawn, Lewis pulled his own gun and shot him, then fled.
Police originally arrested Lewis over the weekend for murder, but the district attorney’s office has decided charges will not be filed. The case has been ruled self-defense.
Lewis could still face charges related to possession of a firearm, but investigators declined to say what those charges may be.