OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- An Ocala teenager who fatally shot a 40-year-old man has turned himself in on lesser charges after authorities decided not to prosecute him under the "stand your ground" law.
The teen surrendered at a juvenile facility around 4 p.m. Thursday.
He's being charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.
Police say the teenager shot Julius Jones in the head on July 5 after he had a verbal confrontation with the teen and two friends as they walked along a road.
They say he stopped his car and approached the teenagers with a big stick.
That's when he shot Jones.
The State Attorney's Office ruled the teenager's actions falls under the "stand your ground" law.