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Hatchet-wielding intruder meets his match in a 16-year-old armed with a deer rifle

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Suspect Jerry Lee Robinson reportedly attempted to enter the home of a 16-year-old who was armed with a deer rifle.

Shortly afterward, Robinson ended up dead.

What are the details?

Bywy, Mississippi, authorities say that a hatchet-wielding intruder reportedly attempted to enter the residence of a 16-year-old boy who was home alone.

WCBI-TV reported that the intruder was the boy's uncle and was on the teen's front porch, armed with the deadly weapon.

According to WCBI, the teen shot Robinson in the chest with a deer rifle after he apparently threatened the teenager.

The unnamed juvenile is not being charged at this time, as it appears that he was defending himself, according to the station.

What have people said about this?

The teen's mother, Rachel Cork, said that her son did shoot and kill Robinson, who is his paternal uncle.

"Yeah, my son defended himself," Cork said. "It could have been the other way around. It could have been my son I'm the one I'm picking up and having to bury, but it wasn't."

Cork said her son was home alone when the incident occurred.

"I just had left to go to work and I took my daughter with me, so when I left to go to work, I probably wasn’t gone from my house, just right up the road, and I guess he come over here, and tried to break in on my son, and my son shot him," Cork said, according to WCBI.

According to Choctaw County Chief Deputy Lee Upchurch, the teenager went and grabbed a .270 rifle in response to his uncle's reported attempt to break in.

Upchurch said that Robinson, who was armed with a hatchet, "made an aggressive move" toward the teen at the front door, according to the station. Authorities noted that Robinson had made threats toward the family just weeks ago.

According to Cork, this wasn't the first time her brother-in-law visited the residence in a menacing manner.

"I have some videos where he came into my yard with two machetes, threatening my husband and everything," Cork said.

She told the outlet that her son is trying to cope with the incident.

According to WCBI, the case is set to be brought before a grand jury in August.

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