Indiana Honor Roll Student Allegedly Killed 18-Year-Old Who Used to Attend Her School
Brayden Berkshire was arrested a day after Nathaniel Joe Hopper was found dead in his home
An Indiana high school honor roll student was arrested in the death of another teen who was found shot in his home Sunday, PEOPLE confirms.
Brayden Berkshire, 18, faces charges of reckless homicide and obstruction of justice in the death of 18-year-old Nathaniel Joe Hopper, a Miami County Sheriff’s Office official tells PEOPLE.
Berkshire was taken into custody Monday after Hopper was found dead Sunday night.
Hopper was a former student at Logansport High School, where Berkshire is a senior, but the sheriff’s office official said it was unclear how they knew each other.
Berkshire is an honor roll student who also plays on the varsity volleyball team, Logansport High School Principal Matt Jones tells PEOPLE. While Hopper attended the school, he did not graduate.
According to the sheriff’s official, deputies responded to a 911 call Sunday night made from Hopper’s home reporting a shooting. When they arrived, they found Hopper dead.
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The following day, through their investigation, authorities arrested Berkshire. She was released from Miami County jail on bond, according to the official.
“This is a tragic event, and we want to allow the authorities to do their investigation,” Jones said in a statement to PEOPLE Wednesday.
A probable cause affidavit is expected to be filed with prosecutors Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s official says. There is no known motive at this time.
While Berkshire is out on bond, it is unclear whether she has retained an attorney. She has not entered a plea.