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Prosecutors: Guard acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

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Prosecutors say a Detroit security guard was acting in lawful self-defense when she shot a man stealing building materials, but she didn't have a permit to lawfully carry a weapon.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday it has charged 30-year-old Dominique Davis of Detroit with carrying a concealed weapon.

It says Davis on Tuesday observed 52-year-old Melvin Johnson stealing the items and loading them on his truck and that after she stopped the truck with her car, Johnson tried to back over her. Prosecutors say she shot him in the right shoulder and immediately reported the incident to police. Johnson was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A published home phone number for Davis could not be located and she could not be reached for comment.

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