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No charges for Terrace man in teen shooting death

A Terrace man won’t be charged in connection with the shooting death of 15-year-old boy last year.

The boy died February 9th, 2015 after Terrace RCMP found him wounded at a Molitor Street home that night.

RCMP announced last week that it had concluded its investigation. Police forwarded charges of criminal negligence causing death, careless storage of a firearm, and unauthorized possession of a firearm against a 47-year-old man to Crown Counsel for review.

But after a review of the file, Criminal Justice Branch spokesperson Neil MacKenzie says no charges approved against the man.
In an email, MacKenzie says the Branch was not satisfied that its “standard for approving any charge was met in relation to the adult in the circumstances of the case.” He says the standard is set out in the Charge Assessment Guidelines in the Crown Counsel policy manual.

RCMP says the man was not in the home at the time of the shooting, but a number of others were, including a 16-year-old boy who was arrested by police.

The teen is scheduled for trial in Youth Justice Court this May on charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

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