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Man apparently bangs on door of home yelling for help — then barges in. Homeowner shoots the man dead and won’t be charged.

A homeowner in Lincoln Heights, Ohio, shot a man dead who apparently was banging on his door yelling for help Monday night and then barged in.

But the Hamilton County sheriff’s office told WCPO-TV there won’t be charges against the homeowner and that the state’s stand-your-ground law can be applied in the case.

What are the details?

Henri Jennings, 48, was involved in a domestic dispute while driving, suffered cuts to his neck, and crashed his vehicle on Chamberlain Avenue, the sheriff’s office told the station.

Image source: WCPO-TV video screenshot

Jennings then tried running away from the passenger in the vehicle and went to the steps of a house less than 30 feet from the crash site and barged inside, WCPO said in its video report.

The voice on the corresponding 911 call tells the dispatcher, “We need help! Someone is banging at my door, trying to get in here!”

Image source: WCPO-TV video screenshot

The 911 caller sounded frightened: “Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry! Please hurry!” The dispatcher replied that “multiple police” were on their way.

WCPO said in its video report that the homeowner hung up, but 911 was able to reconnect, after which a different voice told the dispatcher, “We heard someone yelling for help. He came in our house.”

Law enforcement officials told the station the homeowner feared for his life and fired several shots at Jennings, who died at the scene.

According to WCPO, the homeowner was watching TV when Jennings came in, and officials said the homeowner dialed 911 as the incident was unfolding. It’s unclear, however, why the homeowner was watching TV when Jennings came in if the 911 caller said, “We need help! Someone is banging at my door, trying to get in here!” The sheriff’s office on Wednesday morning didn’t immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment on the apparent discrepancy.

Anything else?

Other neighbors dialed 911 after the shots were fired, WCPO said.

“I see two people on the porch. Looks like someone’s beating someone with a hammer. Just heard five shots. They’re beating them down the steps right now,” one 911 caller said, according to the station.

Image source: WCPO-TV video screenshot

The sheriff’s office has not released information regarding an arrest or possible charges for the passenger in the vehicle Jennings was driving, WCPO reported.