17-year-old charged with reckless homicide in friend's shooting death


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Prosecutors are charging a 17-year-old boy as an adult for the shooting that killed his 16-year-old friend.

Micah Sanders faces charges of reckless homicide and other gun-related charges. The shooting happened as the teens were hanging out inside an apartment on Glen Arm Road, near 38th & High School Road, Tuesday evening.

According to court documents, Sanders was playing with a revolver and pointing it at his friend's head. Witnesses say the 16-year-old victim told him to "quit cocking it" just before the gun went off, hitting the boy in the head.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

Sanders later admitted he knew the gun was loaded at the time. He has a prior charge in juvenile court for dangerous possession of a firearm.