Prosecutors: Teen Won't Be Charged In Man's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- The state attorney's office in Marion County says no homicide charges will be filed against an Ocala teenager who shot and killed a 40-year-old man.

The Ocala Star-Banner ( ) reports prosecutors said Tuesday that the shooting was justified under Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Authorities say the 17-year-old shot Julius Jerome Jacobs in the head on July 5. Prosecutors say Jacobs got out of his vehicle after a verbal confrontation with the teen as they walked along a road in Ocala. He came toward the teen and two other teens with a big stick.

He will face charges that include carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.

The newspaper reports the Jacobs family is unhappy with the decision.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner,

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