Self defense is an affirmative defense, not a counter suit. You should have an attorney to help you with this case and all strategy questions should be directed towards him.
Don't discuss the facts of your case here on Avvo or other social media, what you say here can be considered a confession and used against you. Call a criminal defense attorney, you can find many on this web site. Best of luck.
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