Affidavit: Teen Was ‘Playing’ With Gun Before Fatally Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – New documents describe in detail what led to the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl at a party in a Dallas apartment early Sunday morning.

William Hester, 19, was arrested that same day and charged with manslaughter in the death of Jakiyah Wrightsil.

People who live at the apartment complex are still in shock about what happened.

“That’s not normal. They’re kids, and that’s a girl’s life that was taken… so that very sad,” one resident said.

william hester cbs 11 Affidavit: Teen Was Playing With Gun Before Fatally Shooting 16 Year Old Girl In Dallas

William Hester (Dallas County Sheriff)

According to the affidavit, witnesses told police someone brought a handgun to the party early Sunday and that Hester started to play with it. Witnesses said he was pointing it at people’s heads.

Witnesses said Wrightsil thought the handgun was a BB gun and told Hester jokingly to shoot her in the leg. Hester pointed it at her head and pulled the trigger.

“To the…

Original published: 2018-10-08 20:12:34 Read the full Dallas News here


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