No Charges Against Penn. Man Who Shot & Killed Teen

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A 65-year-old Pennsylvania man who shot and killed a teenager who was trying to rob him will not face any charges.

WGAL-TV reports that the man, whose name was not released, was riding his bicycle in West Reading on Wednesday when three teens pushed him off the bike and pinned him against a fence in an apparent robbery attempt.

The boys didn't count on the man being armed -- he pulled his gun and opened fire, hitting two of them. Julias Johnson, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other teen is expected to survive. The boy who was not shot was sent to a youth detention center.

Police took the victim down to the police station for questioning, and after hearing his story, they released him.

Berks County District Attorney John Adams said it was a justified shooting -- the man did not provoke the attack, he feared for his life and was only defending himself.