18-Year-Old Indo-American Teen Shot Dead By Gun Loving Friend

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Gun lover Nerrek Galley, who shot and killed the young Premila Lal, was arrested at approximately 2:11am on Saturday, not for killing Lal but for suspected child abuse and reckless endangerment, says an arrest report released to the media on Saturday morning. Galley is also suspected of permitting a juvenile to have a firearm. This stems from allegedly allowing Lal’s 15-year-old brother to have a handgun in his possession without the permission of the boy’s parents, Satur said, which is a felony under Colorado law. Guns in America are as dangerous as poison gas!

COLORADO – An Indo-American teen from Colorado was shot and killed Friday evening after a “gun-loving” friend of her brother’s opened fire when she jumped out of the closet to scare them at their own home.

Police say that Premila Lal, 18, and a cousin planned to scare her 15-year-old brother and an older friend, Nerrek Galley, by making noise and jumping out of a closet. But when Galley thought there was an intruder wandering the house, he opened fire, fatally injuring Lal.

“They somehow entered the house and my son and Nerrek didn’t know it was them,” Lal’s father, Pravenn, told KDVR. “After she was shot, then Nerrek realized it was Premila.”

“We can characterize this young women’s death as unintended and extremely tragic,” Cmdr. Jeff Satur, Longmont police spokesman, told the Denver Post.

At the time of the incident, Lal was supposed to attend Niwot High School’s homecoming football game, according to Fox News.

A neighbor, who asked to remain unidentified, said she and her husband called the police after they heard yelling and screaming. She told The Times-Call that ‘three or four’ individuals got into a car and sped away, leaving the front door open.

Galley and two of Lal’s male relatives, ages 12 and 15, loaded her into her own vehicle and took her to Longmont United Hospital, The Denver Post reports. Lal was later pronounced dead.

The neighbor woman also told The Times-Call said her husband walked over there and saw blood and an abandoned mobile phone on the stairway. He came and got her, and together called 911.

The home, located on Cambridge Drive, was allegedly a rental. Neighbors have said that residents frequently move in and out of the property.

A unidentified man also told The Times-Call that he believed a younger family lived in the home. The neighbor said he often saw a ‘gangsta’-type man hanging out on the property out front, speaking on the phone.

Galley, of Orem, Utah, was arrested at approximately 2:11am on Saturday. He is suspected of child abuse and reckless endangerment, says an arrest report released to the media on Saturday morning.

Galley is also suspected of permitting a juvenile to have a firearm. This stems from allegedly allowing Lal’s 15-year-old brother to have a handgun in his possession without the permission of the boy’s parents, Satur said, which is a felony under Colorado law.

The report, written by Longmont police officer Billy Owens, alleges that upon searching the residence, he saw a handgun with a live round stuck near its ejection port on top of the stairs in the living room.

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