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High School Volleyball Player Accused Of Shooting Former Classmate To Death In His Home

Nathan Hopper was found dead from a gunshot wound in his Peru, Indiana home and authorities think honor student Brayden Berkshire pulled the trigger.

By Gina Tron

A high school volleyball player from Indiana is accused of shooting a former classmate to death.

Brayden M. Berkshire, 18, allegedly killed Nathan Joe Hopper, also 18, who was found dead inside his home on Sunday, the Pharos-Tribune in Logansport, Indiana reports.

Someone called 911 from Hopper’s mobile home in Peru, Indiana at around 7 a.m. Sunday to report that a person had been shot, according to the Kokomo Tribune. Hopper was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Berkshire, of Logansport, was arrested on Monday on charges of reckless homicide and obstruction of justice, local outlet WXIN reports. She has since been released from jail on a $15,000 bail.

Berkshire is reportedly an honor roll student and a senior at Logansport High School, where she plays for the school’s varsity volleyball team. Hopper previously attended the school.

Matt Jones, principal at the school told the Pharos-Tribune, "This is a tragic event, and we want to allow the authorities to do their investigation.”

A possible motive for the slaying has not yet been revealed, nor has a  probable cause affidavit been filed.

It’s not clear Berkshire has an attorney that can speak on her behalf.

She was quoted in a local news article just a few months ago talking about her volleyball coach who was diagnosed with skin cancer.

“I think she’s doing amazing. She’s a really strong coach and she’s awesome. We all love her,” Berkshire said at the time.

[Photo: Miami County Sheriff's Office]

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