FORT WAYNE Fort Wayne's first homicide of 2014 has been determined to be self-defense.
The Allen County prosecutor's office says no charges will be filed in the Jan. 19 shooting and killing of 32-year-old Damian Miller II.
WANE-TV reports that investigators found that a security guard at a northside bar shot Miller in self-defense after Miller struck him in the mouth with a broken beer bottle.
The statement from the prosecutor's office didn't say what started the fight. A friend of Miller's previously said the pair began fighting while the guard was trying to get everyone to leave at closing time.
Indiana's self-defense law doesn't require a person to retreat if the person reasonably believes force is justified.
As of July 7, Fort Wayne had seen eight homicides this year.