GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) A southwest Kansas prosecutor says no charges will be filed in last fall’s fatal shooting of a star wrestler from Garden City High School.
Eighteen-year-old Braxston Medina was killed Sept. 6 after going into a house to retrieve personal items he had loaned to someone. Finney County investigators said at the time that Medina had entered the home illegally.
A 17-year-old inside the house shot Medina once in the chest.
KWCH-TV reports that Finney County Attorney John Wheeler said Thursday the shooting was a case of legal self-defense under Kansas law. Authorities said 17-year-old did not know Medina, only that someone was entering the house illegally.
Medina had just begun his senior year at Garden City High School.