Authorities concluded Wednesday that the deadly shooting of a University of South Carolina student was justified.
Who was Nicholas Anthony Donofrio?
Nicholas Anthony Donofrio, 20, of Connecticut, was shot and killed Sunday morning while attempting to enter the wrong home. According to the police, Donofrio lived on the same street where he was shot, but he had tried to break into a different house.
After an inquiry, the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and the Columbia Police Department determined that the homeowner would not face charges and that the shot was justified.
According to the police, Donofrio repeatedly kicked and slammed the door before smashing the window and reaching inside for the doorknob. At that point, according to the authorities, the homeowner shot Donfrio to death.
Additional information on the homeowner has not been made public by the authorities.
His parents said they were shocked and inconsolable and declined to comment on the shooting to Nexstar’s WTNH. Donoforio, they claimed, was “a great son, loving, compassionate, all the traits you would want in a son.”
Donoforio was looking forward to spending his junior year living with four pals after just moving into an off-campus home.
The University of South Carolina said in a statement received by the Associated Press that it “is providing resources and support to those who may be affected by this tragedy.”
A 16-year-old Kansas City boy was shot in the head earlier this year after accidentally picking up his brothers at the incorrect address. According to authorities, the homeowner, 84-year-old Andrew Lester, fired rounds through a glass door. He has now been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, and Ralph Yarl, the youngster who was shot twice and has a traumatic brain damage, is anticipated to make a full recovery, according to Nexstar’s WDAF.