Man to argue self-defense in fatal 2014 Lancaster bar shooting

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 25, 2016 4:11 PM

(Lancaster) -- A man charged in a shooting at a central Pennsylvania bar that killed one man and wounded two other people plans to argue that he acted in self-defense.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lamar Clark of Lancaster is charged in Lancaster County in the November 2014 shooting at Shenk's Cafe that killed 54-year-old Barry Diffenderfer.

Defense attorney Randall Miller disclosed the defense strategy Monday during jury selection for the trial, which is expected to begin Tuesday.

Clark told police after the shootings that he fired several shots and fled the bar because he feared a friend was about to shoot him.

At a preliminary hearing, a former defense attorney said Clark was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he gave his statement.

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