DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A 16-year-old girl was fatally shot in the head at a party at a Dallas apartment complex early Sunday morning, police say. A 19-year-old boy was arrested and charged with manslaughter for her death.
Officers responded to the Veridian Place apartments in the 4800 block of Haverwood Lane at around 4:30 a.m. for a shooting call. When they arrived, a large party dispersed, and several people were detained in the parking lot of the complex.
Police found the unresponsive 16-year-old victim on the living room floor of the apartment with a gunshot wound in her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 16-year-old was identified as Jakiyah Wrightsil.
Witnesses told police there were several people playing with a handgun at the party when the suspect pointed it at the victim and shot her.
The suspect, identified as 19-year-old William Hester, was arrested in Mesquite and admitted to shooting Wrightsil. He was taken to Lew Sterrett Jail and has been charged with manslaughter.