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    Defense Says Virginia Street Sweeper Killed Man in Self Defense
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    Steven A. Green, 51, was charged in a fatal shooting that broke out at a Chantilly, Virginia, shopping center on May 24, 2019.

    Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding two others in a Virginia shopping center parking lot said he acted in self-defense.

    Steven A. Green, 51, was arrested in Chantilly, Virginia, in May and charged with the murder of 30-year-old Miguel Leiva Hernandez, who died after Green allegedly fired off a gun amid a parking lot scuffle that turned violent.

    At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Hernandez' girlfriend said they were at a restaurant in Chantilly and Green, a street sweeper, assaulted her in the restaurant parking lot.

    Multiple witnesses testified Hernandez and another man then went after Green in the parking lot.

    Man Killed in Shopping Center Shooting

    [DC] Man Killed in Shopping Center Shooting

    A man shot and killed another man in the parking lot of a shopping center in Chantilly, Virginia, police say. News4's Cory Smith reports.

    (Published Friday, May 24, 2019)

    Green shot Hernandez during a fight, witnesses said. 

    They also said there was a second gun that Hernandez’ friend was pointing at Green.

    Green’s attorneys said that's why Green shot Hernandez in self-defense.

    Responding officers found Leiva Hernandez suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

    Green allegedly drove away to find help but returned to the parking lot and admitted to police he was the shooter, police said. Green cooperated with detectives and a gun was found at the scene.

    A woman and a man were also hurt, but not by gunfire. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

    Man Killed, Woman Hurt After Shooting in Chantilly

    [DC] Man Killed, Woman Hurt After Shooting in Chantilly

    One man was shot and killed and two other people were hurt after an altercation broke out at a Chantilly, Virginia, strip mall. News4's Justin Finch reports.

    (Published Friday, May 24, 2019)

    Prosecutors anticipate the murder trial will start in January or February.

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