January death of man in Duluth was self-defense

Published 10:22 am Monday, April 6, 2015

DULUTH — Police have closed the case of a Duluth man who was found dead in January from an apparent head injury, after prosecutors say the man accused in his death acted in self-defense.

Thirty-three-year-old Dave Matthew Walker was found dead near 2nd Avenue West and 3rd Street on Jan. 17.

Officers initially arrested a 53-year-old man in the case, but he was released from jail without being charged.

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Police said Friday that the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office has determined the man acted in self-defense.