Pottawatomie County prosecutors announced today they have declined to file any charges against a McLoud man who fatally shot his younger brother, citing this was a case of self defense.

Pottawatomie County prosecutors announced today they have declined to file any charges against a McLoud man who fatally shot his younger brother earlier this month, citing this was a case of self defense.

Rayden French, 17, died the morning of July 5 at his home in McLoud.

Police questioned his older brother, age 19, but no arrests were made.

Prosecutors have since reviewed all evidence and reports in the investigation. As a result, prosecutors have ruled the shooting was justified as self-defense.

“We're declining to file charges,” said Pottawatomie/Lincoln County First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter.

Watch for the full story later and in Friday's News-Star.