ECSO investigation rules Oakwood Terrace shooting death as self defense

Update, 3:45 p.m.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office investigators ruled Thursday night's shooting death in Oakwood Terrace as self defense and will not make any arrests, according to an ECSO Facebook post Friday.

Morgan Lewis, ECSO spokeswoman, told the News Journal that there was "an altercation which lead to gunfire."

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No further details on the circumstances of the shooting were released.

Original Story

A man was fatally shot Thursday evening in Escambia County, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

ECSO deputies responded to the Oakwood Terrace apartment complex at about 6 p.m. and found the victim, according to ECSO spokesperson Morgan Lewis.

The identity of the deceased has not been released.

"(ECSO) is still investigating, and I don't believe anyone is in custody at this time," Lewis told the News Journal.

While the investigation is ongoing, Lewis told the News Journal ECSO investigators believe the shooting was in self defense.

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This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Escambia County Oakwood Terrace shooting death under investigation