Jonathan Swierski, 20, was shot and killed just after 1 a.m. on July 6, 2019 at the Paces Commons Apartments on Paces Avenue in Matthews, NC.
The man that killed Jonathan will not spend a day in jail after prosecutors refused to proceed with any charges.
Authorities concluded that Jonathan died as a result of an unintentional discharge from a shotgun.
Jonathan was shot in the chest during a fight among several people. A man had a shotgun at the fight when someone hit his arm with a table leg. The table caused the man to unintentionally fire his shotgun which hit Jonathan in the chest and killed him.
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According to state law, someone who points a gun at another person “without justification may be guilty of involuntary manslaughter if the gun accidentally discharges and kills another person."
However, Matthews police says, “the evidence, in this case, was not sufficient to prove if this individual ever intentionally pointed the gun at anyone or not.”
Prosecutors declined to press charges.