A lawyer for a New York City murder suspect arrested after being spotted on a jumbo screen at a North Carolina basketball game says the man was defending himself when he shot an acquaintance.
Prosecutors say the 24-year-old shot Corey Scott repeatedly in the head during a dispute over money at the Good Stuff Diner on Oct. 23.
They say authorities traced Barranco through his cell phone to Charlotte, N.C. Someone phoned police about his big-screen appearance at a Charlotte Bobcats game.
Defense lawyer Howard Greenberg says Barranco feared for his life when Scott confronted him. The lawyer says Barranco shot because a botched hip surgery has left him unable to run.