Vigo County Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:30am for a suspected gun shot wound. It happened at a home in the Idle Creek subdivision.
When first responders arrived they found one teenager dead from a gunshot wound. Officials report there was a small party, with underage drinking, happening at the home.
At some point a weapon was displayed and fired. Detectives arrested 19 year old Nathan Derickson from Terre Haute for Reckless Homicide. Officials have not released the name of the victim.
“Shouldn’t have been handling it at that time, and the story we got is they thought it was unloaded and when he was pointing it around, that’s when he pulled the trigger, and it wasn’t unloaded, and that’s when one individual got shot,” said Vigo County, Lt. Brian Dehart.
Derickson is scheduled for a first court appearance Thursday.