Sheriff: No Charges Filed After Accidental Shooting Of 10-Year-Old In Davidson Co.

3:39 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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Davidson County, NC -- There will be no charges filed against a Davidson County man after an accidental shooting in Linwood, Sheriff David Grice told WFMY News 2.

Grice says the man responsible for the April 26 shooting was cleaning his gun on his front porch and tested it by firing a round, hitting 10-year-old Zachary Reno, who was walking with his family. The group was walking about 1,200 feet away from the man's porch, according to the sheriff.

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Once sheriff's deputies identified the man as a suspect, the man voluntarily came to the sheriff's office to give a statement. After speaking with the man, detectives ruled this an accidental shooting.

"For us to charge someone in this kind of case, there has to be intent," Grice said. 

Deputies also presented the facts to the Davidson County district attorney, who decided no criminal charges would be filed.

Davidson County Sheriff

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