55-year-old father not charged for killing son, 18, because he was defending himself when son became violent

By Associated Press and Mary Kekatos For Mailonline

A Tennessee man will not be charged for shooting and killing his 18-year-old son.

Kobe Hoyle was fatally shot outside his home by his father at 2810 Branwood Drive in the neighborhood of Donelson on Sunday afternoon.

In a news release, the Metro Nashville Police Department said that 55-year-old Brentnol James will not be charged, at present, following consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.

Police have revealed that 55-year-old Brentnol James (pictured) will not be charged in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old son Kobe Hoyle on Sunday afternoon in Donelson, Tennessee   James told police he was scared of Hoyle (pictured) and that his son told him that he was going to rob him

The pair reportedly got into an argument outside their home. Police said the altercation turned physical, causing James to suffer an injury to his face.

James told police that he was scared of Hoyle and that his son told him that he was going to rob him.

No other details about the crime have been released at this time.

Hoyle was shot outside his house on Branwood Drive (pictured). The pair reportedly got into an argument outside their home. Police said the altercation turned physical, causing James to suffer an injury to his face before he shot Hoyle

James has a long-standing criminal history, having been arrested at least nine times between May 1996 and March 2016, DailyMail.com can reveal.

His charges include unlawful possession of a weapon, theft of property, driving under the influence, forgery, aggressive assault and domestic assault.

James was only found guilty in one offense: transporting, possession of or receiving alcoholic beverages.

Hoyle also had a criminal history, being arrested last month on charges of impersonation, vandalism, and evading arrest.

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