16-Year-Old Charged With Criminal Homicide In Fayette Co. Shooting

NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A teenage boy has been charged with criminal homicide for shooting and killing a 19-year-old man in Fayette County on Wednesday.

According to state police, there had been a party inside a house on Clark Street in North Union Township, which spilled outside around 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

A criminal complaint says that a witness got into a verbal argument with the occupants of the house, left the party, and then returned with two friends — 19-year-old Raji Raven Hickenbottom and 16-year-old Kaii McCargo.

When they returned to the house on Clark Street, Hickenbottom got into a physical fight with another individual at the party. McCargo, who was standing a few feet away from the fight, allegedly had a revolver in his hand and fired a shot towards Hickenbottom and the other individual.

Hickenbottom was hit in the chest, and two people drove him to the Uniontown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say no one called 911 about the shooting – not anyone involved, nor any of the neighbors.

No one else was hurt in the incident.

McCargo has been taken into custody and is being charged as an adult.

Police say they have not found the weapon.

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