The Guthrie County Sheriff now says this week’s shooting of a teenager in Casey was accidental, not a drive-by as the victim claimed. An investigation into the incident has revealed the 17-year-old male "victim" of the shooting provided false information to law enforcement.
The teen admitted to sheriff’s officials he fabricated a story about a drive-by shooting, after he was accidentally shot with a pellet gun at a residence in Casey. His story changed after a 15-year-old male and his mother came forward, and the teen confessed to what actually happened.
The 17-year-old had claimed he was walking down a street in Casey on Wednesday afternoon when he was shot by an unknown assailant in a vehicle. He was charged with providing false information to law enforcement, and the alleged shooter was charged with serious assault. Additional charges are still pending.