Chang Ho Yi found only 35 percent responsible for shooting shoplifter in face
It's a suitably strange conclusion to a bizarre case.
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Now, a jury has determined that Yi was only 35 percent responsible for the incident -- so Dewberry will receive nothing.
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As we've reported, the original incident took place at Austin Bluffs Plaza Liquor in the Springs on October 25, 2010.
On that evening, according to the lawsuit (obtained by the Colorado Springs Gazette), Dewberry snatched some Grey Goose and ran to car parked nearby. Yi took off after him, armed with a .357 revolver, and opened fire, striking Dewberry as he sat in the backseat of the vehicle.
The bullet traced a path from his torso to his jaw before blowing a hole through his cheek. At the time, cops said the bullet eventually wound up in the leg of a passenger, age seventeen.
Here's a look at Dewberry afterward, in an image shared by CBS4:
And when investigators quizzed Yi, the Gazette reports that he claimed not to know anything about such an incident and insisted that he couldn't have taken part in it anyhow, since he didn't have a gun.
That both of these claims were false no doubt contributed to Yi's arrest on an attempted murder charge -- because the state's Make My Day law permits business owners and homeowners to shoot in self-defense, but not if they're under no personal threat and are simply protecting their property.
Once the facts of the case were shared with a grand jury, though, the El Paso District Attorney's Office decided against charging him, presumably because of the difficulty involved in winning a conviction under such muddy circumstances.
In a later interview, Yi told the Gazette he'd initially lied to the cops because he thought they were on Dewberry's side -- and besides, he'd hit his head and didn't really know what he was doing while pulling the trigger.
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