Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Home

March 11, 2014

Shooting claims life of boy, 13

Greensburg — GREENSBURG -- A Greensburg boy has died following a shooting at his home on North Carver Street Tuesday evening.

Following notification of family members, Decatur County Coroner Charity Banks confirmed that Craig Roberts, 13, of 1031 North Carver Street, died Tuesday from a gunshot wound sustained at his residence.

Greensburg Police were dispatched to the scene of a shooting at the home at approximately  5:43 p.m. Tuesday, Greensburg Police Detective Bill Meyerrose said. The victim was pronounced dead at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

The GPD issued a press release Tuesday stating the victim died as a result of a single gunshot wound fired accidentally by a sibling. The firearm was left out in preparation for cleaning, the release said.

"This serves as a reminder that all firearms should be treated as if they are loaded, and that firearms should be stored and locked away from children who might be curious about a firearm," Greensburg Chief of Police Stacey Chasteen said via the press release.

An autopsy was scheduled to be conducted Thursday morning in Marion County.

Meyerrose said Tuesday that crime scene technicians with the Indiana State Police assisted at the scene. Further assistance came from the Decatur County Sheriff's Department, Greensburg Fire Department, Decatur County Coroner and Decatur County EMS.

The tragic shooting, the second in as many weeks, led Greensburg Community Schools administrators to again enact its crisis management policy. Greensburg Junior High School principal Matt Clifford said school administrators, counselors and clergy met early Wednesday. to discuss the situation prior to the start of school. A later meeting briefed teachers on the situation.

The school brought in additional counselors from Greensburg Community High School in order to help students grieving the loss of another classmate.

Tyler Hall, 14, was shot to death by his father Gregory Hall last month. Clifford said students were just beginning to come to terms with Hall's death when Tuesday's events occurred.

Text Only
News
nws-gb072414-mainsource mug 2

Tressler

Obituaries
Sports
Must Read
Features
fea-gb072414 Indiana limestone jpg 2

A commercial limestone quarry operates today near Big Creek in Stinesville, not far from where Richard Gilbert opened the state's first quarry in 1827.

Featured Ads
NCAA Photo Roundup
NCAA Highlights
SmugMug Photo Galleries


Share your photos with us!

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.