Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

15-year-old from Elkhart dies in accidental shooting, police say

Photo Courtesy of Elkhart Community Schools

ELKHART, Ind. - A 15-year-old died on November 15 after an incident that police are characterizing as an accidental shooting.

At around 8:30 p.m. last Friday, Elkhart Police were dispatched to Northlake Apartments.

When they arrived, they discovered that 15-year-old Austin Charters had been severely injured by a gun shot wound.

Charters was transported to the hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The Elkhart County Homicide Unit is overseeing the investigation. An forensic autopsy is underway.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Post a comment
MX 14 days ago
Deleting a comment that contained nothing but facts..... Way to go ABC 57. It's nice to see that you are not concerned with accuracy, but more with appearance.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?