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Murder charges dismissed against Damascus man who shot son

September 11, 2019 GMT

DAMASCUS, Ore. (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a man who fatally shot his adult son Sept. 1.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year-old William Fuller of Damascus shot 35-year-old Jason Fuller during a confrontation.

Deputies said they responded to a 911 call at the home shortly after 10 p.m. Jason Fuller was pronounced dead at the scene, and deputies seized several guns.

Court documents say a grand jury returned a “not true bill,” clearing Fuller of the murder and unlawful use of a weapon charges.

Clackamas County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Owen told the Oregonian/OregonLive the grand jury didn’t feel there was sufficient evidence to indict Fuller but that law enforcement will continue to evaluate. Fuller was released from jail.

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Owen said he could not go into detail about what led to the shooting.

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