A Hughes County grand jury indicted 16-year-old Braiden K. McCahren Friday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and alternate counts of aggravated assault, in connection to the shooting death of another Pierre teenager, according to court documents.
According to the documents, McCahren is accused of shooting 16-year-old Dalton Williams with a semi-automatic shotgun on Dec. 18. The charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault stem from allegations in the court documents that McCahren also pointed the weapon at a third teenager, known in the documents as “T.Y.”
McCahren was charged with first-degree murder on Dec. 19 after Pierre Police officers responded to reports of a gunshot on the 400 block of North Buchanan Avenue the day before.
Authorities allege McCahren shot Williams after an argument between McCahren and T.Y. over a past paintball incident.