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Firefighter will not face charges for shooting elderly neighbor in fight over fence

By Mason White 12:35 PM July 6, 2017
Jeff Weigle
Jeff Weigle
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Police said that they have been called to a home at least 15 times over the past few years by two feuding neighbors.

The fight has escalated when one man pulled a gun on his neighbor, who pulled his own gun and shot his neighbor.

The two had a contentious relationship as they often argued over the property line.

Prosecutors in Johnson County, Indiana, released security video footage that shows what led to the shooting.

In the video, Firefighter Dean Keller, 49, was seen adjusting a fence that has been in dispute between him and his neighbor, 59-year-old Jeff Weigle.

Weigle then approached the fence on his lawnmower and adjusted it to his liking. He also hurled insults at Keller. Weigle then drove off with the lawnmower, but seconds later he backed up.

This time, he had a gun in his hand and pointed it at Keller, whose wife was nearby. Keller grabbed his own gun and shot his neighbor four times.

Weigle fell off the lawnmower, but he did not go down without a fight. He returned fire while he lied on the ground. Keller and his wife were not hurt.

Weigle got up and walked into his house. Emergency workers rushed him to a hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and is now in critical condition.

Prosecutors now announced that after reviewing evidence, they determined that no charges will be filed against a Keller as the video showed he had been provoked and that he acted in self-defense.