He grabbed the gun he had under his bed and shot striking one person. The second boy outside the window was not hurt.
As FOX News reports, the shot struck a 15-year-old boy in the head early Sunday, and he died at a hospital a short time later, Billings police officers said Monday.
Police identified the victim as Mackeon Schulte, the Billings Gazette reported.
Schulte, a sophomore at Billings Senior High School and another boy, were spending the night together and showed up at their friend’s house at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement by Billings Police Chief Rich St. John released Monday.
The two knocked on their friend’s window and threw pebbles in an attempt to wake him, St. John said.
“When their friend awoke, he was startled by the noise and saw faces outside the window,” St. John’s statement said. “He didn’t know who they were and was scared.”
“This is a huge tragedy for Senior High and the district,” Superintendent Terry Bouck told the newspaper. “We’re just doing the best we can to make sure everyone is OK throughout this situation.”
Schulte death has rocked the community.
“This is a huge tragedy for Senior High and the district,” Superintendent Terry Bouck told the newspaper. “We’re just doing the best we can to make sure everyone is OK throughout this situation.
According to a report from the AP, police are meeting with prosecutors to determine how to proceed and whether to rule the death a homicide. Schulte’s family will meet with authorities before a decision is made on whether to file charges, the Gazette reported.
“We have to investigate at this point for what it is but it’s a tragedy all around,” police Capt. John Bedford said.