A South Toledo man was acquitted by a Lucas County Common Pleas jury on Wednesday of a murder charge stemming from a shooting in late 2020 at the Byrneport Apartments. Tre’Vonne Darrington, 31, did not deny that he shot Alex Day, then 31, following a confrontation in which he and Katrina Phillips, Darrington’s former girlfriend, both said Mr. Day barged into Ms. Phillips’ Byrneport residence, where Darrington was living at the time. But Darrington and his lawyer argued the Nov. 3, 2020, shooting was in self-defense. Defense lawyer Anthony Richardson also sought to cast doubt on evidence police entered concerning the distance between Darrington and Mr. Day when they were shot. While police witnesses testified that a .380-caliber shell casing found in front of Ms. Phillips’ apartment was 60 feet or more from where Mr. Day was shot in the back of the head, Mr. Richardson cited a 9-mm shell found closer to the dying man — and apparently crushed by an emergency vehicle responding to the scene — as that of the bullet that could have killed him.