Teen Shot By Grandfather, Charges May Be Filed
A teenager from Alachua was shot in his own home Thursday morning and faces life-threatening injuries.
But the shooter didn't spend the night in jail.
Sheriffs deputies say 72-year-old Ulysses Hayes shot his 16-year-old grandson in the back with a pistol after an argument between the teen and his mother.
After being interviewed by authorities, detectives haven't yet established probable cause that a crime was committed.
Sheriff's detectives will submit a sworn complaint to the State Attorney's Office.
Following a review of that complaint, a warrant could be issued for the arrest of Hayes.
It's not yet known whether Florida's "stand your ground" law was a factor in the shooting.
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