Two men were shot over the weekend in Wayne County, IL and the sheriff's office says it appears to be a case of self-defense.
sheriff says two men, who are white, made racial remarks to an
African-American man, 26-year-old Erick Paula, at a party Saturday
sheriff says when Paula was driving home around 3:30 Sunday morning,
Greenwood and Barrowman came up behind him and flashed their lights.
Paula pulled over because he thought the car was trying to pass.
The sheriff says Greenwood and Barrowman then confronted Paula and said they were "looking for a fight."
Paula warned them he had a gun permit and didn't want to fight.
sheriff says the men continued to try to fight him, so Paula pulled out
his gun and fired ten shots. Barrowman was shot once, and Greenwood was
hit several times.
The sheriff says Paula immediately reported what happened to the sheriff's office.
We're told it will likely be up to a grand jury if charges will be filed on anyone.