HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a man accused in a gas station shooting in Hialeah.

Police said Eduardo Macias shot and killed Orestes Betancourt Carmona at a gas station located along West 60th Street Aug. 7.

According to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, prosecutors could not disprove that Macias was “acting in self-defense,” so they have dropped the charge of second-degree murder.

Surveillance video provided by The Miami Herald shows someone in the back seat of a BMW at the gas station.

A man who, investigators said, was Betancourt Carmona was seen pulling up and getting out of his vehicle.

Betancourt Carmona is then seen approaching the BMW, and a gunman opens fire through the open window, fatally striking him.

After an hours-long SWAT standoff on Aug. 9, Macias surrendered to police.

He still faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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