Homeowner claims self defense in deadly shooting

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PHOENIX -- A homeowner involved in a deadly shooting is claiming self defense.

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It happened early Friday morning near 34th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Police said the homeowner, who has some physical disabilities, invited two people over.

After talking to one of the visitors for about 30 minutes, some kind of argument ensued.

The homeowner said that's when the visitor threatened him.

"He is claiming that the victim in this case came at him with an aluminum baseball bat," said Sgt. Eric Lummley of the Phoenix Police Department.

The homeowner fired a single shot. The victim died on the scene.

At this point, police do not believe charges will be filed.