According to a statement released by Layne, the shooting has been determined to be self-defense.
Austin Ferrell, 17, and George Taylor, 38, were shot on Oct. 1 at the West Grundy Street residence of Nicholas Dipietrantonio, 74, when they allegedly attempted to enter his residence.
According to Tullahoma Police reports on the night of the shooting, Dipietrantonio heard the glass in the front door of his duplex shatter and he fired two shots from inside his apartment. When police arrived the officers discovered Austin Ferrell, 17, unresponsive on the porch of the residence with a gunshot wound in the chest. They also found his uncle, George Clay Taylor, 38, suffering from a gunshot wound in his shoulder.
The DA said that due to what he called past and continued expressions of hostility and the smashing of the front door he believed that no charges are legally justified.
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