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Chung Kim Update: Texas man accused in "dog poop double murder" claims self-defense, report says

Chung Kim seen in an interview with CBS DFW from his jail cell; he is accused of killing two Dallas neighbors Feb. 4, 2013 in an argument over dog droppings.
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(CBS) DALLAS - Chung Kim, a Dallas man accused of killing two neighbors on Monday in an argument about dog droppings, now claims he did it in self-defense, CBS DFW reports.

Kim, 75, admits the shooting started with a long-standing argument over dog droppings. He says his upstairs neighbors would wash their patio and urine and feces would stream down to his, CBS DFW reports. But, according to the station, Kim claims it was his neighbor who was first to pull a gun.

"Before he pull trigger, I got him!" Kim told CBS DFW from his jail cell.

Kim demonstrated how he allegedly wrestled the gun away from his neighbor using his expertise in martial arts.

Kim's version of what happened is very different from what police describe. According to the CBS DFW, the police affidavit says Kim shot his neighbor, 31-year-old Michelle Jackson, while she was standing on her balcony. Then, he allegedly went into her upstairs apartment and shot Jamie Stafford, also 31, as he tried to escape.

The station reports Kim says he shot the man in self-defense, but not the woman. He describes having a black out.

"At this time, my brain is gone. After this, I don't know," he told the station.

Jackson and Stafford had five young children together. Four of the children were reportedly at school during the shooting, while a newborn child was inside the apartment unharmed.

Verneashia Allen, a friend of Jackson, told the station the couple would never have a gun in a two-bedroom apartment with five children who lived there.

Allen also said Jackson was doing her best to repair relations with Kim and thought they had already made progress.

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