Teen Shot Dead After Paintball Game
A teen was shot dead after a paintball game earlier this week in South Dakota.
According to police, a 16-year-old boy shot and killed Dalton Williams with a shotgun after a friendly argument following a paintball game. The accused shooter was arrested and will be charged as an adult. The name of the shooter has not been released yet, however, since he is still a minor.
Fox News reports that the incident occurred shortly after a “friendly argument” at a home in South Dakota. The argument escalated when the accused shooter retrieved a semi-automatic shotgun and pointed it at one of his Riggs High School classmates.
The shooter allegedly loaded the gun in front of his friends as he continued to argue with another boy. Williams stepped between the two teenage boys as the shooter pulled the trigger.
Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre said:
“We’re continuing the investigation to make sure we understand everything that we believe happened inside the house.”
Police found Williams in the entryway of the house and rushed him to the hospital but paramedics were not able to save his life.
The shooter was arrested at the home. CBS reports that he has not been arraigned or indicted yet. The alleged shooter is facing first degree murder charges, however, and will be charged as an adult.