PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Residents of South Dakota’s small capital city struggled Thursday to comprehend how the lives of three families were torn apart when a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by a classmate, the community’s first homicide in more than a year.
Braiden McCahren made his first court appearance Thursday after being charged as an adult with first-degree murder. Authorities allege he shot his friend, Dalton Williams, with a semi-automatic shotgun on Tuesday after an apparent argument that involved a third boy at McCahren’s home. All three boys were 16.
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