A West Virginia man who is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed teenager on Charleston has been arrested and charged with murder.

According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, on Monday night, William Ronald Pulliam, 62, allegedly shot 15-year-old James Harvey Means twice in the stomach with a .380-caliber revolver, a gun that he was no longer permitted to have due to a past domestic battery incident.

The incident began when the teen and Pulliam bumped each other outside of a local Dollar General. The two briefly argued and after the verbal altercation, Pulliam went into the store and the teen went to his grandmother’s house and sat on the porch with his friends.

Later, Pulliam left the store and reportedly walked past James, which prompted the two to argue again. When James got up and crossed the street to confront Pulliam, the older man allegedly shot the teen twice, the Gazette-Mail noted.

Means died shortly after arriving to the hospital.

Afterwards, Pulliam went to dinner and then to a female friend’s home, the same home where police found the gun involved in the shooting. After conducting an investigation, the authorities arrested Pulliam on Monday night and he was arraigned for murder on Tuesday.

Not surprisinglyPulliam showed absolutely no remorse for the killing.

Court docs show that when he admitted to the shooting, he coldly replied: “The way I look at it, that’s another piece of trash off the street.

One of Means’ friends told the newspaper that he and Pulliam had run-ins in the past.

One time I went over there to talk to him about it, I said, ‘You’ve got to quit picking on my little brother, that doesn’t look right,’” Teonno White, 14, said. “He said, ‘Get the [expletive] off my property.’ He said I need to go on with my nappy Latino self. He’s just a real bad guy.”

It’s unclear if Pulliam will be charged with a hate crime, although the FBI is currently looking into it. However, if found guilty on his current charges, Pulliam could face life in prison.

PHOTO: Means family

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8 thoughts on “West Virginia Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen

  1. Two questions. Why was an old, grown ass man carrying on an ongoing dispute with a child. Why was a child confronting a grownup about anything? If young Means had gone to his parents and let them handle this old lunatic, he would probably be alive today. If Pulliam had gone to the parents, or the police if he was feeling threatened, Means probably wouldn’t be dead. Two live lost over foolishness. Make no mistake, Pulliam’s life as he knows it is over, one way or another. Today’s kids have no respect for anyone, let alone elders, and grownups don’t give a damn about them. Put the two together, and this is what you’re left with.

  2. Anthony B.... on said:

    Folks, and I mean all of you people of any race better wake up because the days of Jim Crow are over. Now some of you idiots can run around thinking because Trump got elected
    it’s okay to be openly racist but you’re going to get your ass handed to you in the end!

  3. Appears to be a good shoot to me. White man was clearly defending himself from a wild-ass, savage teen. who, according to the article, crossed the street to again confront Pulliam.
    Means’ guardians obviously didnt teach him better.

  4. You’re a product of a crack head,your full hate and a loser, why do have such negative comments? Oh because you’re mammy did crack with blacks? your a worthless POS, they should beat your Ass, better yet push yo ass in front of train are pull your outta your car and FUCK YO ASS UP.

  5. You’re a product of a crack head,your full hate and a loser, why do have such negative comments? Oh because you’re mammy did crack with blacks? your a worthless POS.

  6. PeterJohson,

    You and your race are the Scum of The Earth! Your race have ruined this world with Hate and Racism! White America will Reap what they have Sown! Evil does not win!

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