NBC News – Family and friends gathered at a Little Rock church on Saturday to mourn the loss of the 15-year-old Arkansas teen fatally shot over a prank.
The funeral for Adrian DeeJay Broadway comes on the heels of a high school celebration where the popular young cheerleader would have sat on the homecoming court.
Broadway was shot in the head on Feb. 15 by 48-year-old Willie Noble after she and her friends covered his car with toilet paper, eggs, mayonnaise and leaves, Little Rock Police said.
Noble told police he fired shots in the direction of the teens in an effort to scare them but wasn’t looking to strike any of the pranksters, authorities said. He is being held on a $500,000 bond at Pulaski County Jail and charged with first-degree murder, one count of a terroristic act and five counts of aggravated assault, according to jail records.
McClellan High School honored the freshman during homecoming festivities Friday. She would have taken center-stage during the game, as a member of the cheer squad and royalty in homecoming court, according to NBC affiliate KARK.