SHELBY – Police say a 24-year-old Bessemer City woman was the victim of a fatal shooting early Saturday morning.
And they say the shooting was a case of self-defense.
Shelby police have identified the victim as Latashsa Vanessa Petty. Officers found her shortly before 1 a.m. in a parking lot on Ramblewood Drive. She was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
A 20-year-old man, Steven Tyrell Morris, was charged by police with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and resisting, obstructing and delaying. Morris is jailed in Shelby.
Police said Tuesday that they have determined Morris fired in self-defense.
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