Man accused in death of teen prankster says he shot to scare

Willie Noble
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock police say a man charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl told investigators he was just trying to scare some teenage vandals when he fired his pistol at their car.

Police say 48-year-old Willie Noble opened fire early Saturday after finding his car spattered with eggs, mayonnaise, toilet paper and leaves.

The driver fled to a convenience store. That's where police found Adrian Broadway with a gunshot wound to the head. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said in a news release Tuesday that Noble told investigators he saw his car was vandalized and waited for the teens. He fired when they came back.

Little Rock Police Lt. Sidney Allen told CBS affiliate KTHV Adrian and six other teens were vandalizing Noble's car as part of prank on the night of the shooting. He said Noble's teenage son had previously done a prank on some of the kids that were with Adrian and as a result, they were doing a "retaliation prank."

Jail records don't list an attorney for Noble or say when he will appear in court.