Store owner not indicted in fatal Ohio shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A grand jury has declined to indict a store owner who authorities say fatally shot and killed a teenage robber in his store in southwestern Ohio.

Montgomery County’s prosecutor said Friday that a 16-year-old boy armed with a handgun entered the Dayton clothing store on June 30. They say the owner was armed with his own handgun and fatally shot the teen.

The prosecutor says the grand jury heard witness testimony and evidence gathered in an extensive investigation by police. The panel declined to indict anyone on felony charges, finding the shooting justified.

Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says store owners and clerks have the right to defend themselves by using necessary force when someone brandishes and points a loaded handgun at them.

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