Police: Fatal shooting in July that killed 30-year-old Jason Earl now ruled self-defense

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say a July homicide has now been ruled self-defense.

The homicide happened on July 26th, 2015.

Police said at the time that 30-year-old Jason Earl (who would have turned 31 in November) was shot during a fight outside of a bar near 12th and Cherry. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital, where he later died.

Police say they have been notified by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office that this incident has been ruled self-defense.

The suspect in this case, 34-year-old Augusta Walton, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Walton has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for January 14th.