South Dakota Teen Fatally Shot By Friend Over Paintball Game

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 16-year-old boy fatally shot his friend with a shotgun after the pair argued over a paintball game and playfully wrestled at the boy's home in South Dakota, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.

The victim, Dalton Williams of Pierre, was found lying in the entryway of the accused shooter's house around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics rushed the high school sophomore to a nearby hospital, but he later died.

The accused shooter was arrested at the home on a first-degree murder charge and was being held Wednesday in Hughes County, Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre said.

The local prosecutor said the teen is being charged as an adult. He has not yet been arraigned or indicted, so The Associated Press is withholding his name because he is a minor. His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message.

The boys, both 16, were classmates at Riggs High School.

A 16-year-old witness who was hanging out with the boys told detectives that Williams and the other boy began to wrestle around jokingly after arguing about a paintball game.

The accused shooter then retrieved a semi-automatic shotgun, walked into the kitchen area and pointed it at the witness, according to the arrest affidavit.

The witness said he heard the gun click, then saw the accused shooter take a shotgun shell from a drawer, load the gun and point it at him again. The witness said he then heard another click, according to the affidavit.

The witness told police he was trying to leave the house through a sliding glass door when Williams stepped in between him and the accused shooter. The witness told detectives that the gun fired and he observed a splatter, according to the affidavit.

The witness then left the house and called 911.

Grandpre said law enforcement, Pierre School District personnel and mental health professionals are providing support to the school and community.

"We're continuing the investigation to make sure we understand everything that we believe happened inside the house," he said Wednesday.
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Haeder

South Dakota
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Sucks when something like this involves the family of people you know personally.
 

Dicktator

I need a Vacation
#3
This story is told in a confusing way. The shooter was wrestling with the the soon to be shot kid. Then the shooter goes gets a gun points and shoots at witness with an unloaded gun. Then loads the gun and shoots at witness but the other kid gets in the way?
 
#4
This story is told in a confusing way. The shooter was wrestling with the the soon to be shot kid. Then the shooter goes gets a gun points and shoots at witness with an unloaded gun. Then loads the gun and shoots at witness but the other kid gets in the way?
I don't know, but it hardly seems accurate for the article to call it "playful" wrestling if the kid then immediately went and got a shotgun. Shooting the other kid implies that at least one person involved did not find the wrestling to be playful.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#5
Kind of hard to wipe 00 buckshot away. Which was why I always went for the head shot, hard to claim you weren't hit when your goggles are covered in paint.

RIP.
 

Motor Head

HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL
#6
Wow, he pointed the shotgun pulled the trigger and it didn't fire, then he got a shotgun shell loaded it and then pulled the trigger. No way he can claim it was an accident and he thought the shotgun was unloaded.
 

Haeder

South Dakota
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I don't know, but it hardly seems accurate for the article to call it "playful" wrestling if the kid then immediately went and got a shotgun. Shooting the other kid implies that at least one person involved did not find the wrestling to be playful.
The playful wrestling language was taken from the affidavit statement of an eye witness.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#8
"playfull wrestling" isn't that code word for ass sex?
 

Hudson

Supreme Champion!!!!!
Donator
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The shooter and shootee were wrestling around playfully....why get the shotgun and aim it at the witness and try to shoot him?
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#10
The shooter and shootee were wrestling around playfully....why get the shotgun and aim it at the witness and try to shoot him?
apparently ass sex needs no witnesses
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
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I don't know, but it hardly seems accurate for the article to call it "playful" wrestling if the kid then immediately went and got a shotgun. Shooting the other kid implies that at least one person involved did not find the wrestling to be playful.
He was playing dead.
 
#13
Paintball argument --> playful wrestling --> shoot and kill friend

This story is full of holes. Just like . . . well, you know.
 
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