TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County prosecutor says a 28-year-old man who fatally shot his mother will not face criminal charges because the shooting is believed to have been an accident.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Julian Anderson-Randle killed 63-year-old Rhonda Randle in his home on Sunday and reported himself to police.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says that “considering all the circumstances, we believe this shooting was a horrible accident.”
Anderson-Randle told police he heard someone on his front porch and though that person was trying to break into his house, so he shot the person in self-defense.
Police reports say he was hysterical when officers arrived.
Anderson-Randle has no criminal history.