WETHERSFIELD – The Wethersfield man who shot and killed his 16-year-old friend Thursday night tried to get another friend to lie about what happened.
Noah Hendron, 18, of Ridge Road, left the scene after refusing to allow a friend to call police and after trying to get the friend to pin the shooting on someone else, according to a warrant for his arrest.
Hendron and two friends were at an Alison Lane home at around 8:17 p.m. when the 18-year-old was “playing” with the silver revolver he had just purchased, a witness told police.
The witness, who was one of the friends at the house, believed Hendron had taken the bullets out of the weapon but put one back in before firing the gun at the 16-year-old’s head.
The younger teen was a junior at Wethersfield High School. Hendron graduated from the school in June. The witness and the teen told Hendron to stop pointing the gun at the 16-year-old, the witness said. But Hendron laughed. After pointing the gun at the 16-year-old several times, Hendron pulled the trigger, the warrant said.
The bullet struck the teen in the head. Hendron and the witness initially panicked but then the 18-year-old told the witness not to call the police and that they needed to make up a story pinning in the shooting on someone else, the warrant said.
The witness argued with Hendron but was afraid he was going to be shot as well, so he backed off. In the meantime, another friend showed up who had no idea that the 16-year-old had been shot until Hendron left the house.
The witness then called his father and Wethersfield police who found the 16-year-old dead on the back porch of the home. Hendron was picked up by officer about 20 minutes later nearby.
He was charged with murder and criminal use of a firearm. He was held on $1 million bond after his arraignment in New Britain Superior Court Friday.