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Hood Shooting Ruled Justifiable


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has received word from the Lawrence County Prosecutor that he is not filing charges related to the death of 44 year old Rhonda Hood. 

The Sheriff's Office has completed its investigation into the shooting that occurred in rural Mt. Vernon on Monday January 2, 2017.  The information obtained as a result of the investigation was forwarded to the Prosecutor for review and to determine if charges would be filed. 

After reviewing the information, it was determined that based on the facts, the shooting was justified by the person involved in defense of himself and the other household occupants.  While no charges are expected in reference to the shooting, the person involved is still in custody because of unrelated circumstances that warranted his arrest.