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Victim's name released in Idle Creek Shooting

The Vigo Co. Sheriff’s Office is actively working a homicide that occurred in Idle Creek Subdivision early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 9:29 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 9:39 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - The victim's name has been released in the homicide that occurred in Idle Creek Subdivision early Wednesday morning.

According to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased victim in this investigation has been identified as William Garrett Sands, a 17 yr. old male from Terre Haute.

Police and neighbors are saying something went very wrong at a party involving a bunch of teenagers.


The investigation started early Wednesday morning in the middle of Idle Creek.

According to police, 19-year-old Nathan Derickson took out a gun at the party and was reportedly playing with it while he was drunk.

Police believe Derickson thought he had unloaded the weapon when it fired hitting the male juvenile victim, killing him.

Derickson was charged with reckless homicide and is scheduled to be in court on Thursday.

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