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Deputies: No charges filed after 15-year-old girl fatally shoots mom's boyfriend during domestic incident

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FOREST CITY, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies in Rutherford County are investigating after a man was killed and a girl was injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning.

Lt. Det. Jamie Keever said deputies were called to a home on Lakeview Drive in Forest City at 12:11 a.m.

Deputies arrived to find a 46-year-old man dead with two gunshot wounds. He was identified as Steven Kelley. 

According to the sheriff's office, Kelley;s girlfriend and her 12-year-old son and her two daughters, ages 15 and 16, were at the home during the shooting. 

Deputies said the Kelley attacked his girlfriend and was assaulting and strangling her. During the assault, deputies said he was yelling that he was going to cut the victim's throat and kill everyone in the house. 

The victim's son retrieved a firearm and her 15-year-old daughter took the gun from her brother and fired twice, striking the Kelley in the chest, deputies said. 

One of the fired rounds fragmented, grazing the 16-year-old in the leg. She was taken to Spartanburg Regional Hospital for treatment and was released on Thursday. 

According to the sheriff's office, Kelley had threatened the victim several times previously and on August 4, assaulted her and fire multiple rounds from a firearm inside the home. 

Deputies said the man had multiple firearms in the house and was a convicted felon and had two active domestic violence protection orders against him from two different women in Indiana and Ohio. 

The sheriff's office said the District Attorney reviewed the case and determined the shooting was justified and no charges will be filed. 

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