15-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead For Egging Arkansas Man’s Car
By Vishakha Sonawane | Feb 18, 2014 09:12 AM EST
Police arrested an Arkansas man Saturday, for fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl who egged his car.
Willie Noble, 48, was charged with first-degree murder, one count of a terroristic act and five counts of aggravated assault on Adrian Broadway. His bond was set at $1 million
FOX 16 reports that seven teenagers threw eggs, mayonnaise, toilet paper and leaves at Noble's car. This infuriated the Little Rock resident who opened fire at them. The teens then fled the scene in a car and Noble continued firing shots, one of which hit Broadway in the head.
The fellow pranksters reached a gas station and informed the police. Broadway was taken to Children's Hospital, where she was declared brought dead early Saturday, according to the NY Daily News.
During police interrogation, Broadway's friends said they egged Noble's car in "retaliation" to a Halloween joke that was played on them. The teens were between 14 and 18 years reports FOX16.
A candlelight vigil was held for Broadway, Sunday. "She always smiling, she always laughing," friend Princess Pearson told KARK. "We were always just playing around being goofy, acting funny all the time."
"They was trying to be teenagers. As you know teenagers make mistakes," said Laguyia Bland, another friend of the deceased teen.
Broadway's Facebook page stated that she was a fan of the 'Hunger Games' book series, and was a member of her school's cheer team.
A Facebook obituary page was also set up in Broadway's memory. Her friends and supporters poured tributes and respects. "Can't sleep. my mind & heart can't help but drift back to Adrian Broadway. i am heartbroken. another precious black life lost to vigilantism," one of Broadway's friend tweeted.