No homicide charges will be placed on 17 year old Tyrone Pierson, suspected of killing man

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.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that the shooting was justified under Florida's stand your ground law.

Authorities say 17-year-old Tyrone Pierson 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 Pierson and two other teens with a big stick.

Pierson 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.

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