Murder suspect Timber Porter/ photo by Springfield Police

A teenager arrested in a homicide case is now free to go, at least for now.

Timber Porter, 18, turned himself in to the police on Tuesday, after a fatal shooting on Monday evening. No charges have been filed against him.

Porter’s attorney, Jason Coatney, says that Porter acted in self defense, and that when he shot Dearies Hempstead, 19, it was the first time he had picked up a gun.

Coatney says that Porter was placed in bad circumstances, and that his 18-year-old client was threatened with a gun by former friend Hempstead.

It is possible charges could still be filed, depending on where the investigation leads.

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