Posted on Tue, Dec. 20, 2005
MARSHALL, Mo. - A shooting that killed a popular Marshall High
School student while he was hunting was accidental, Saline County
Sheriff Wally George said Tuesday.
Kendall L. Jones, 18, died Nov. 12 while hunting in rural Nelson.
George said ballistics tests have identified the gun that killed
Jones, but he declined to release the name of the gun owner. He said
no charges will be filed.
The youth who owned the gun has retained an attorney and George
said police are working with that attorney to obtain a statement
needed to complete the investigation and close the case.
Jones, a senior at Marshall High, was part of the football and
Rumors had circulated around Marshall that the shooting might not
have been accidental, but George had said there was "absolutely no
evidence" of foul play.
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