Shooting of 59-year-old man in Austin ruled self-defense

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An investigation into a shooting that fatally wounded a man Sunday night during a domestic-related altercation in the Austin neighborhood has been closed after investigators determined it was committed in self-defense.

Henry Ratcliff Jr, 59, was involved in a “domestic-related altercation” about 7:50 p.m. in the 4800 bock of West Gladys Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the abdomen, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Ratcliff was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died early the next morning, authorities said.

Detectives spoke to a person of interest in the case, but released her without charges. The shooting was determined to have been committed in self-defense and the case was closed, police said Tuesday.

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