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18-year-old man charged in shooting death of 16-year-old boy

November 4, 2017

Noah Hendron, 18, is escorted out of New Britain Superior Court after an arraignment in New Britain, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Connecticut police say a 16-year-old boy is dead and Hendron is facing a murder charge after a shooting in Wethersfield. (Monica Jorge/The Courant via AP, Pool)

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting to death a former 16-year-old classmate.

Police on Friday charged Noah Hendron with murder and criminal use of a firearm. The Hartford Courant reports that witnesses said the Wethersfield man was playing with a revolver, sliding bullets in and out before pointing it at 16-year-old Vincent Basile and firing.

Basile, a former Wethersfield High School classmate of Hendron’s, was shot in the head. The incident occurred Thursday night at a house in Wethersfield.

Wethersfield Police Chief James Cetran says Hendron could not have legally acquired the pistol, which was found in a storm drain.

Hendron was held on a $1 million bond after a court appearance Friday in New Britain. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 17.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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