Teen girl dies when prank goes horribly wrong

Willie Noble photo from Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

Willie Noble photo from Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

(CNN) — A 15-year-old girl in Little Rock, Arkansas, is dead, police say, because of a prank that went horribly and tragically wrong.

Adrian Broadway was shot in the head and died early Saturday morning.

She was with a group of teenagers who had gone to a house to do a “retaliation” prank on another teen who’d done a prank on them on Halloween, according to the Little Rock Police Department.

The teenagers told police they had thrown toilet paper, eggs and mayonnaise on a car parked there.

As they were leaving, a man came out of the house and opened fire.

Broadway was struck in the head and died.

Another teenager, the driver, suffered injuries to his right arm. He was transported to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police have identified the shooting suspect as 48-year-old Willie Noble. He was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of a terroristic act and five counts of aggravated assault, they said.

Bond was set at $1 million.

“I got the news from my mom who said that Adrian had got a gun wound to the head, and I just dropped the phone immediately and started crying,” Broadway’s friend, Laguyia Bland, told CNN affiliate KARK.

“They was trying to be teenagers,” Bland said. “As you know teenagers make mistakes, and this was one of those mistakes.”

12 comments

  • Tim

    “They was trying to be teenagers,”

    Vandalism is just trying to be a teenage? Actually, that’s pretty accurate, and describes most teens these days.

    • tina

      Throwing toilet paper on cars has been around as long as there has been toilet paper and cars. It has nothing to do with “teens these days.” Weren’t you ever a teenager? My question is who the hell comes out of their house shooting because kids threw eggs, mayo and toilet paper at your car?!?! He wasn’t in any danger of his life, he had no reason to be shooting.

  • Brittany

    How is that first degree murder? Isn’t first degree murder when someone plans the act out and murders someone? This man seems to have been protecting his home and property! He didn’t know who was terrorizing his vehicle and yet they charge HIM with terroristic acts? This seems like bull rap!!!

    • tina

      Protecting his home and property from the big bad teenagers armed with a carton of eggs? Oh wait, maybe it was the unhealthy mayo he was scared of. Or, maybe he just prefers wet wipes to toilet paper? Whichever way, his life was never in danger, the only time shooting a gun in protection is justifiable. There was absolutely NO reason for him to come out of the house shooting because some people were near his car. Just you wait till it’s your child shot in the head because she egged guys car and see how you feel about it then.

      • Mary

        He may not need a gun to protect himself against teenagers…but it sure doesn’t seem to be pre-meditated and warrant a first degree murder charge. And acts of terrorism? I’m not saying he needs to get off scott-free…but I think they’re really stretching these charges to the max.

  • laron peace

    I feel bad for the family, its so sad when you lose a love one, and dont have the chance to say goodbye. God Bless the family..

  • roger

    First thing eggs do ruin a paintjob, And that qualifies as vandalism. Second there is no excuse for using a gun against teens for this crime.
    Third we need our guns to protect ourselves and the people that are naïve enough to believe that without guns we can all just get along. It’s not the responsible gun owners fault that he’s an idiot. Just like it’s not your fault that some idiots drink and drive.

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