- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Charges aren’t expected to be filed in the shooting death of a Decatur teen that authorities have said was accidental.

Kedrick Bowman was fatally shot in January 2014 after his stepmother entered their house with a gun that had discharged in the yard. Cynthia Bowman has said 17-year-old Kedrick approached to give her a hug when she entered the house and the gun discharged a second time. Bowman has said she was bringing the gun into the house to put it away for the night.

The Decatur Daily reports (https://bit.ly/1xHEUqN ) a filing in Morgan County Circuit Court says the gun failed a drop test administered by Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences firearms experts.

The family’s lawyer, Carl Cole, says the shooting was a horrible accident.

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Information from: The Decatur Daily, https://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml

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