UPDATE:Charges Not Expected in Fatal Alabama Shooting

UPDATE- January 21, 2014, 8:30PM:

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) -- Police say they don't expect charges to be filed against a woman accused in her stepson's accidental shooting death.

Decatur police Lt. John Crouch says Cynthia Bowman told investigators she was holding a pistol that had been having mechanical problems when it fired without the trigger being pulled early Monday morning. Crouch says witnesses gave the same account of the incident.

Bowman told the Decatur Daily that 17-year-old Kedrick Bowman was giving her a hug when the gun misfired and that she and her husband want to speak openly about the incident to curb speculation.

Police have said the teen was wounded in his head. He was kept on life support so that his organs could be donated.

The gun has been sent to a forensic lab for testing.
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A 17-year-old Decatur boy is dead after an accidental shooting.

Decatur police say his mother, Cynthia Bowman, was holding a semi-automatic pistol when it fired without the trigger being pressed.

Kedrick Bowan was shot in the head and died later in a Huntsville Hospital.

The family told police the gun had previously malfunctioned and Decatur Police say they have no plans to bring charges against Bowman's mother.

Authorities sent the gun to Huntsville’s Department of Forensic Sciences for testing.


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