Police: Off-duty corrections officer fatally shoots armed man

Officials say an off-duty corrections officer fatally shot an armed man in Hamilton early Saturday morning.

At least one person was shot in Hamilton early Saturday morning, according to police.

At least one person was shot in Hamilton early Saturday morning, according to police. (8/13/16)

HAMILTON - Officials say an off-duty corrections officer fatally shot an armed man in Hamilton early Saturday morning. 

A neighbor who witnessed the incident told investigators that Dominic Neal was walking up to the off-duty officer’s home on Vicky Court while he was outside smoking.

The witness says Neal then pulled out a gun and the resident told him not to fire. Then, apparently out of self-defense, the homeowner fired three times, striking Neal once. 

The resident's girlfriend, who was inside the home during the shooting, has a domestic violence restraining order against Neal.

Neal was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed.

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