CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) -- A Hamilton County grand jury chose not to indict a grandfather after his 2-year-old grandson accidentally shot himself with the man's pistol.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office had pursued a charge of criminally negligent homicide against Stan Nowell.
The grand jury last week issued a no true bill, meaning they did not believe there was enough evidence against Nowell to take the case to trial.
Two-year-old Brennan Nowell shot himself on Dec. 20 after his grandfather left a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol on a chair.
Stan Nowell is a pastor and a missionary who started Forgotten Child Ministries, an organization that helps street children in Honduras.
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