Ocala teenager who shot and killed a man turns himself in on lesser charges

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.

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