Sheriff: Shooter ‘defending his home’

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

Page said he was alerted by the sound of someone entering the gate of the chain link fence that surrounds the yard. “He had a window open at the home. He heard some noise and looked out and seen him and went to the front door,” said Mock.

Page told investigators he asked what Fasbenner was doing on his property, but received no verbal response. “You need help or something?” Page recalled saying.

He also told investigators that he went back into the residence to retrieve a .22-caliber rifle and stepped out on the porch to confront Fasbenner. Page told investigators he knew Fasbenner when they were young boys, but hadn’t seen him in eight years and did not recognize him during the confrontation.

Page said Fasbenner started towards him, and that he continued in Page’s direction despite what the release termed “several verbal commands” from the homeowner.

“He fired a warning shot at his feet,” said Johnson. “(Fasbenner) stopped for a second, and smiled at Mr. Page. He tried to reach for the gun, and at the second step of the porch, after Mr. Page backed up half a step, and when he reached for the gun,” the homeowner fired the lethal shot.

“He ran inside, put the gun down in the house and asked his mother to call 911,” said the detective. The Pages said they ran outside with paper towels to apply pressure to the wound, but stopped when police and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene.

No blood test given to shooter

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