Police: Man Killed When Gun Fires During Tug-Of-War
Officers Seek Man After Shooting
5:02 AM, Sep 20, 2008
A man was killed in an apparent struggle over a handgun at a Miami County home late Friday night, police said.Indiana State Police troopers were called to a home in the 2600 block of West County Road 1050 South just before 10 p.m.When officers arrived, they found Robert Ray Vandergriff Jr., 18, of Kokomo, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. Vandergriff was taken to a hospital, where he died.ISP Detective Mike Tarrh said Vandergriff, Daniel Huckleby, 25, and a 39-year-old woman whose name wasn't released were doing drugs in the home before the shooting.Police said Huckleby and Vandergriff began playing tug-of-war with the handgun when it fired, striking Vandergriff.Detectives want to question Huckleby, who left the scene before officers arrived, police said.Police asked anyone with information to call 800-382-0689.