Teenager dies in bow and arrow game
Posted by Admin on March 21, 2016
MADISON, .W.Va. —
A tragic case of irresponsibility results in the death of a teenage boy in Boone County.
The victim, 15, died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening with a bow and arrow, according to the West Virginia State Police.
“Just some juvenile kids messing around with a bow and arrow, at which time they started shooting at each other,” said Sergeant Charles Sutphin of the Madison Detachment said. “They were shooting at each others feet and so forth, and unfortunately one of them wound up being shot in the head with it.”
The victim is identified by state police as Caleb Fairchild, 15. There were three teenagers involved in the incident, all age 15, according to the investigators who responded. There were no adults around at the time.
Fairchild was a student at Chapmanville Middle School. The incident happened at a home on Lee Miller Road just off U.S.Route 119 near the Logan County line. One of the teens lived at the home where the incident happened Saturday evening.
Grief counselors and a pastor were at the school Monday to help classmates deal with the loss.
It’s not known at this time if the surviving juveniles will face charges.
“We’ve been in consultation with the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office and the investigation is in it’s infant stages,” said Sutphin. “If there’s charges, we’ll file them at a later time, but there’s none at this time.”
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