OCALA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)
No arrests have been made after deputies say a Marion County man was shot and killed by his neighbor.
Officials say it happened in an Ocala neighborhood early Sunday morning.
Deputies say Michael Ratliff was killed after he and his girlfriend got into a fight that turned physical and she ran to a neighbor's house for help.
Deputies say the two returned to Ratliff's house, where Ratliff and the neighbor got into a fight.
During that fight, deputies say the neighbor shot Ratliff and he later died at the hospital.
Right now, a spokeswoman for the Marion County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is leaning toward self-defense.
The Sheriff's Office said it will meet with the state attorney's office to determine if any charges will be filed.