Detectives probe W. Babylon slaying

Suffolk County police are trying to determine if a fatal shooting in West Babylon Monday was an act of murder or self-defense.

Authorities say 51-year-old Kenneth Messemer fired two shots at George Arndt, the ex-husband of a friend, after Ardnt burst into his home and threatened his life. According to detectives, Arndt confronted Messemer immediately after barging in the front door.

Arndt's ex-wife was also inside Messemer's home at the time of the shooting.

Police say no previous reports of violence at the home have been made and neither man had prior felonies. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.

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