Shooting charge dropped

    Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) A man accused of leaving a man paralyzed after a shooting last year won't face prosecution.

    The Fairbanks District Attorney's office announced they had dropped charges against Steven Hannah because they did not have enough evidence to prove he was guilty.

    Hannah himself called police after he claimed a neighbor came onto his property and threatened him in July, 2016.  He claimed he fired in self defense.

    Authorities confirm the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the spinal cord and is now paralyzed from the waist down.  Hannah spent 16 months in jail as he awaited the trial.  The prosecution made the decision as they were picking a jury this week.

     

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