An Arkansas man faces a murder charge for allegedly gunning down a car filled with teenagers who had wanted to play a prank on his son. One of the passengers, 15-year-old Adrian Broadway, died from a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday.
The teens said they were pranking Willie Noble’s son by covering his car with eggs and leaves, which is when Noble reportedly arrived with a shotgun.
“Apparently Mr. Noble’s teenage son had done a prank on some of the kids that were inside the vehicle on Halloween Night,” Lieutenant Sidney Allen said. “As a result they were doing a retaliation prank and it ultimately had deadly results.”
In addition to first degree murder, Noble has been charged with committing a terrorist act and five counts of aggravated assault.
“It was supposed to be a prank,” Kortazha Williams, who was in the car with Broadway, toldKTHV. “We were supposed to get up right now, and we were supposed to laugh.”
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