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Nothing Like A Good Old-Fashioned Western Standoff At A Gas Station

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Newly released footage shows the shocking moment one driver shot and killed a gunman, Ronald Morales, in a shootout. Police say the driver won’t be charged for the shooting.

In the video, a motorist pulled out a gun when Morales, 43, approached his car at a gas station in Elmwood Park, Illinois. The men shot at each other multiple times in broad daylight before Morales ran away and the driver sped off.

Morales eventually died from his injuries, however, police say they won’t be charging the man who killed him because he was acting in self-defense.

According to police, on April 8 at 4:52 P.M., Morales made eye contact with a man who was pumping gas into his vehicle. Morales exited the convenience store at the BP gas station on Grand Avenue in Elmwood Park. Morales then walked over to the car and pulled out his gun.

Morales opened the passenger door of the car and then closed it before speaking to the man inside through the window. According to police, the man felt he was in danger and exited his vehicle armed with his own gun. The two exchanged gunfire for about five seconds until Morales ran away and the man sped off.

Police say the gas station’s ‘state-of-the-art camera system’ helped provide them clear footage of the shootout, saying it allowed them to quickly corroborate information gathered from eyewitnesses, the man who survived the shootout and the vehicle’s occupants.

Police say that because the man was acting in self-defense, and therefore, they won’t be pressing charges.

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