Prosecuting Attorney's Office reviewing evidence, additional charges possible in teen shooting death

Prosecuting Attorney's Office reviewing evidence, additional charges possible in teen shooting death

HUNTINGBURG, IN (WFIE) - Additional charges are possible for the teen accused in the shooting death of another teen this weekend in Dubois County.

Funeral services were held Monday for 16-year-old Matthew Kendall.

"I remember him as one of the funniest people around here, one of the smartest and nicest," said Kendall's friend Ethan Saltsgaver.

Huntingburg Police said Kendall died Friday after a friend shot him. It happened at a home on North Main Street while his friend was visiting.

That friend, police said, had stolen a gun from a nearby car and had it out when it went off.

"We recommend not hauling your vehicles around and storing them in your vehicle loaded," said Lt. Tim Mullen with Huntingburg Police. "If it's in your vehicle loaded, we don't recommend that because vehicles are broken into all the time. If someone breaks into your car or a burglary they've got a weapon and they've got a loaded weapon."

Rick Chambers with the Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said over the next few days, he is reviewing evidence with the lead investigator to find out if additional charges are possible. Investigators have not released the suspect's name yet because the suspect is a juvenile.

Friends of the victim said Kendall's funny nature and light heart will stay with them forever.

"I remember him as a funny, outgoing person, someone who could light up a room where ever he was at, with just a crack of a joke or a smile or some stupid gesture that he would always do," said Jassmian Cissell.

Right now, the 15-year-old suspect is facing charges of reckless homicide and theft. He's at the juvenile detention center.

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