Charge Dismissed Against Opry Mills Shooter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Charges have been dropped against the man accused of criminal homicide in the Opry Mills shooting.

Chaos ensued when 22-year-old Justin Golson shot at 22-year-old Demarco Churchwell, who was taken to Skyline Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

Immediately after the shooting, Golson ran from the mall to a ticketing booth outside, placed his gun on the counter, and told the people inside to call 911. He told detectives he acted in self-defense after being threatened over social media by the victim and his friends.

The mall was evacuated as police secured the area and investigated the incident.

Court records show Golson's charge of criminal homicide was dismissed on Monday, July 30.

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