LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl told investigators he fired his pistol because he wanted to scare a carload of teenagers he believed vandalized his vehicle, Little Rock police said Tuesday.

Police released an account of the shooting, which they said followed a series of pranks between groups of young people over the weekend. A police spokesman, Lt. Sidney Allen, said the man charged in the shooting is the father of a teenager who was targeted in the exchange of pranks.

Police said Willie Noble, 48, shot at the carload of teenagers after he found eggs, mayonnaise and toilet paper covering his car Friday night. He waited for the teens to return, then fired his gun, police said. Adrian Broadway died early Saturday morning from a gunshot wound to the head.

“Mr. Noble stated that he waited inside because he knew whoever vandalized his vehicle was going to come back. Mr. Noble stated that once they returned (about 45 minutes later), he fired his handgun to scare them,” according to the statement released by police Tuesday.

In the news release, police noted that Noble did not call police before or after the shooting. The driver of the car, a mid-size sedan with seven teens in it, fled to a convenience store where the youths called police. Officers found the driver side of the car pocked with bullet holes. Adrian was in the front passenger seat, and later died at a hospital.

Noble is charged with first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault and committing a terroristic act. He’s being held in the Pulaski County Jail on $1 million bond. Jail records didn’t indicate a pending court date or whether he has an attorney. Inmates generally get an attorney around the time they are arraigned.

The prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that the case file hadn’t yet been sent over by investigators.

The only other person injured was the driver, 18-year-old Dshone Nelson, who was treated for minor cuts from glass that was shattered by the bullets.

Others in the car were all juveniles so police didn’t release their names. They included three 15-year-olds, a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson said he expects it will take police at least a couple of weeks before they finish investigating and turn the file over to his office, which is customary in a homicide investigation.

Johnson said he couldn’t discuss specifics of the pending case.

16 thoughts on “Ark. Man Charged With 1st-Degree Murder After Shooting Into Car Full Of Teens, Killing One [VIDEO]

  1. keebee51 on said:

    Really, really hurts when we kill each other. No doubt he got white bitch at home. You weak and sorry. God Bless her family during their time of sorrow.

  2. Let the man go. He was protecting his property from thugs. Sounds like an open and shut case of self defence. Bet those kids will think twice before damaging other peoples stuff. Live like a thug die like a thug.

  3. Wildflower on said:

    Just senseless! However I am also wondering why is an 18 yr old hanging out with 14 and 15 year old kids especially at that time of night?

  4. He was probably the guy on the block who gave all the kids hell. When I was a kid we had a women like that on our block. We did something like that back then. We rolled tires down the hill into her flower garden. Kids stuff. We all did it. Oh, by the way, I’m 60.

    • No Slim, we didn’t all do it. Only those who were raised without values and respect for others. And I don’t care how old you are, age doesn’t instill values, only involved ethical parents, two of them.

  5. Camella Jenkins on said:

    SNAPPED-Who knows how long they’ve been harrassing this man. No excuse for shooting at the vehicle. WTH is wrong with people? They do and say stupid things, the consequences are sometimes jaw dropping!

  6. Hang him from the highest tree as they should have done with Michael Dunn. There is no freaking excuse for what either of these nut cases did. Surprisingly, Arkansas does not have a version of the “Stand Your Ground” law.

  7. A stupid thing to do on both parts, these teens parents should be held accountable for not raising theirs kids to respect other people properties and explain to them what could happen when they do stupid things, and very immature on the part of this man to value his car over a life and now he sits in jail for doing something like this. I wonder now if he wishes he would have called the police instead of pulling that trigger , his life will be forever changed. God help this world. People please stop and think before reaching for that GUN.

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