Safeway shooting charges dropped

Safeway shooting charges dropped »Play Video
YAKIMA, Wash. -- KIMA has learned that the man arrested in connection with last week's shooting at a Safeway parking lot is being released from jail.

Yakima County prosecutors confirm they decided not to charge Anastacio Lepe at this time.

Police say Lepe shot Jaime Partida in a dispute over a cell phone. Lepe's lawyer claims his client acted in self defense when Partida stole the cell phone and reached for something that could be a gun.

Yakima detectives say the decision not to press charges came before they could talk to the victim.