Indianapolis, USA — Indiana teenager hero Aubrey Peters was killed in a shooting late Sunday.
St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis declared the 16-year-old Peters dead, an hour after she had been shot in the chest late Sunday evening inside a Noblesville, Indiana home, said police.
According to the court documents, a guy named Jacob Travis McDaniel, 20, retrieved a gun and pointed it to Peters chest. He was accused of reckless homicide and pointing a gun, WXIN-TV reported.
The shooting happened inside McDaniel’s house while hanging out with his friends on Sunday.
McDaniel had been trying to get Peters to hold the gun and she refused, after which he allegedly pointed the gun in Peters’ chest, believing it was empty, and pulled the trigger, hitting Peters, authorities said.
Dajuan Williams, one of the witnesses, told the police that McDaniel dropped the magazine from the gun, took the safety off and pulled the trigger while pointing it to Peters’ chest.
“What just happened?” a witness recalled Peters saying after she’d been shot.
The witness was trying to help Peters while William was busy making his alibi, asking everyone present to tell the police that the gun fell from the table and accidentally went off, said a Fox News report.
Three years back, the Indiana teen became a hero after she saved two children in an icy reservoir and was one of six people honored with a Red Cross Hall of Fame Award.