Teen hero, 16, fatally shot in Indiana home

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Associated Press

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 5:36 PM

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A teenager hailed as a hero in 2010 when she helped save two children who fell into an icy reservoir has died in a shooting in an Indiana home.

Sixteen-year-old Aubrey Peters, 16, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis late Sunday, hours after she was shot in the chest inside a Noblesville home.

Twenty-year-old Jacob Travis McDaniel of Noblesville was charged with reckless homicide and pointing a firearm.

A witness told police McDaniel asked everyone to tell authorities the gun fell off the table and went off. The same witness said in an affidavit that McDaniel pulled the trigger a fired the gun, after dropping the magazine to the floor.

Peters was a seventh-grader when she saved two girls who fell through the ice on Morse Reservoir.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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