Failed drug deal may be connected to homicide charge in Clay student's death

Shane Williams, 18, is charged with murder and robbery in connection with the death of Nathan Hall, who was found with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.

The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office filed charges against an 18-year-old man in connection with the homicide of Clay High School student Nathan Hall in April. 

The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU reports that Shane Williams was charged with one count of murder and one count of robbery in connection with Hall’s death. 

Hall was found in the 1400 block of Adams Street lying next to his bike with a gunshot wound in his head April 16, after police responded to a ShotSpotter alert. 

Williams was booked at the St. Joseph County Jail and had an arraignment hearing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5.

According to the probable cause affidavit for Williams’ arrest, a witness told police Williams contacted Hall over Facebook to meet for a marijuana deal, but that Williams and another person allegedly planned to rob Hall, reports WNDU.

The witness told police the other person shot Hall while Williams took the money and drugs. According to one of the witnesses, the other person shot Hall because he knew Williams’ name. 

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