Jacksonville, FL — According to the State Attorney's Office the shooting death of a Jacksonville 7-year-old has been ruled excusable meaning without intent by the shooter and no one is facing charges. We told you last February when Tashawn Gallon died after getting caught in crossfire between two groups of people while standing in the front yard of a Durkeeville home.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the case has been cleared as an excusable homicide. According to state law the legal definition for an excusable homicide is when committed by accident and misfortune in doing any lawful act by lawful means with usual ordinary caution, and without any unlawful intent, or by accident and misfortune in the heat of passion, upon any sudden and sufficient provocation, or upon a sudden combat, without any dangerous weapon being used and not done in a cruel or unusual manner.
Donald Foy with MAD DADS spoke to our news partner Action News Jax and he held a community walk shortly after Gallon’s death. He says he believes someone in the community knows something, but hasn’t come forward yet.
“We want somebody brought to justice for this.” Foy says.
JSO says they are planning on releasing more details on the case at some point Tuesday morning and we’ll bring you an update once we learn more.