Victim's Name Released in Homicide Investigation

TERRE HAUTE, IN - The Vigo County Sheriff's Office released the name of the victim in their investigation into a homicide shooting.

Seventeen year old Garret Sands of Terre Haute was killed just after 1:30 Wednesday morning.

The suspect, 19 year old Nathan Derickson is charged with reckless homicide. Witnesses say the shooting took place a house party in an Idle Creek neighborhood. Minors were consuming alcohol and a firearm was brought out. Those at the party told police they thought the gun was unloaded, but Derickson shot Sands, who died from his injuries.

Derickson will appear in Vigo County court at 11 a.m. Thursday.


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