District Attorney Ed Marsico said 23-year-old Craig Everette II had a right to defend others when he shot and killed 60-year-old Todd Eugene Taylor.
Taylor, 60, of Halifax, went to his estranged wife’s home in the 200 block of Kempton Avenue to confront her boyfriend.
Police said he fired several rounds in front of the house and yelled for the boyfriend, Lawrence Gaul, to come outside.
Taylor was armed with a shotgun and two handguns when he then broke into the home and fired into a bathroom door, wounding Gaul as he tried to take shelter with his girlfriend.
Taylor then went outside to reload the shotgun, went back in the home and began firing through the door.
Everette, the woman’s nephew, fled out a back door when shooting started, but returned and shot Taylor to death.