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Charges unlikely for man who shot at Okla. teens during attempted home invasion, sheriff says

This photo provided by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department shows Kenneth Chaffin. Two heavily armed teenage friends from Oklahoma drove hundreds of miles in a stolen pickup to a small town near Dallas where they were fatally shot during an apparent home invasion, a sheriff's official said Thursday, March 21, 2013. Chaffin, 17, and Dillon King, 18, both of Bethel Acres in Pottawatomie County, Okla., died Wednesday afternoon after exchanging gunfire with the owner of the property in Maypearl, Texas, Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer said. They may have died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, Palmer said. (AP Photo/Pottawatomie County Sheriif's Department)

Kenneth Chaffin

(CBS/AP) MAYPEARL, Texas - A Texas sheriff says he does not expect any charges will be filed against a man who opened fire on two heavily armed Oklahoma teenagers during an attempted home invasion on his ranch.

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown said Thursday that officials think both teens died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. But Brown said that the homeowner struck one of the teens.

Brown said the bodies of 17-year-old Kenneth Chaffin and 18-year-old Dillon King - both of Bethel Acres, Okla. - have been sent for autopsies.

The teens had driven hundreds of miles in a stolen pickup to the small town of Maypearl, south of Dallas, when they exchanged gunfire with the property owner on Wednesday afternoon.

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