Commissioner Ray Kelly: Charles "Gus" Augusto Shot In Self-Defense

09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tanyanika Samuels and Corky Siemaszko New York Daily News

New York's top cop on Saturday defended the shotgun-toting Harlem businessman who became a reluctant hero by blasting the bandits terrorizing his store.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Charles (Gus) Augusto "acted in self-defense" when he killed two thugs and wounded two more on Thursday.

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