The family of 15-year-old James Means is looking for answers after he was gunned down on Monday night.
William Pulliam shot the teen twice and has since been charged with first-degree murder. Pulliam has shown no remorse for the killing, telling police that he felt threatened when Means approached him after coming out of a store.
“The way I look at it, that’s another piece of trash off the street,” police say Pulliam said after the shooting.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Ruby has been reached to determine if the shooting can be called a hate crime.
“That review is in its early stages, and the fact that a review is being conducted should not be taken as any indication of what the review’s outcome will be,” Ruby said.