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Man Charged With Death Of 16-Year-Old

Last updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

(NOBLESVILLE) - Police have charged a Noblesville man with reckless homicide and pointing a firearm in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Noblesville girl Sunday night.

20-year-old Jacob Travis McDaniel was formally charged Monday for the death of Aubrey Peters, a Noblesville High School student. Police found Peters with a gunshot wound at McDaniel's home on River Run Place shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday. She died at St. Vincent Hospital shortly after she arrived.

Four people were in the house in the 8200 block of River Run Place when police arrived. After speaking to those witnesses, they arrested McDaniel on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness, a C-felony, and pointing a firearm, a D-felony. The charge was upgraded to reckless homicide after prosecutors reviewed the case Monday.

Peters was a junior at Noblesville High School, who excelled in her class work. She was loved by her peers and teachers at the high school. Principal Jeff Bryant said it has been a difficult day for everyone.

Peters was honored in 2011 for her role in the rescue of two young children who had fallen through the ice in Morse Reservoir the year before. She alerted her grandparents and called 911 to help save the two children.

Police say the incident occurred at McDaniel's house. He is in the Hamilton County jail awaiting formal charges.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the NPD Criminal Investigation Division at (317) 776-6340 or tips@noblesville.in.us.

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