Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says there wasn't enough evidence to support a criminal recklessness or negligence. He says the shooting was a "heartbreaking tragedy that illustrates the importance of handling guns responsibly."
Authorities say that on Feb. 6, several boys ranging in age from 12 to 14 were at a home after school when the boy who lived there pulled out a shotgun to show to the others, all of whom were friends. That boy gave the gun to another boy. The 13-year-old victim - Eddie Holmes - was shot a short time later in the chest.