News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 4, 2013

Authorities identify victim of Friday accidental shooting

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — An accidental shooting Friday claimed the life of Brandon S. Perrine, just north of the campus of Indiana State University, according to Terre Haute Police.

Perrine, 21, was a student at ISU,  Police Chief John Plasse said. He had been “playing around” with a hand gun when it discharged, and the incident appears accidental, Plasse said. Witnesses “had similar statements that the man was messing around with the gun and it went off,” Plasse said.

The incident occurred early Friday morning at apartments on Spruce Street just north of ISU’s campus.