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By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
A Terre Haute teen is in jail after allegedly killing another minor during a party early this morning.
Nathan G. Derickson, 19, was booked into the Vigo County Jail around 6:15 a.m. He is charged with reckless homicide.
The Vigo Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death in the Idle Creek Subdivision after receiving a call stating an individual in the home had been shot around 1:30 a.m
Upon arrival, deputies and fire personnel determined the individual with the gunshot wound had died from his injury, Lt. Brian DeHart explained.
"During the course of the party a firearm was displayed and eventually pointed at the victim," DeHart said, noting the victim’s name is being withheld until family members can be notified.
Several people from the party held at the residence were taken to the Vigo Co. Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed and informed investigators that the group of minors had been drinking alcohol.
More information will be provided once it becomes available.
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