Abilene man indicted after confessing to deadly shooting

Willie Dale Pruitt,?Jr., 32, of Abilene, is charged with second-degree felony manslaughter.?

ABILENE, Texas - UPDATE : An Abilene man who confessed to pulling the trigger in a deadly shooting that happened in July was indicted on multiple counts Thursday.

A Taylor County grand jury indicted Willie Pruitt, Jr., 32, for manslaughter and criminal negligent homicide in the killing of Teahoga Glover.

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An Abilene man in jail for a fatal shooting that happened in July on Swenson Street admitted to pulling the trigger, court documents show.

Willie Pruitt, Jr. argued with Teahoga Glover on July 27 and twice said, "You don't think I will shoot you," according to court records. A witness says Glover said no both times, then the shot was fired.

Police later arrested Pruitt and charged him with second-degree felony manslaughter.

An APD detective interviewed Pruitt, and in the beginning Pruitt suggested that Glover had already been shot when he found him. Pruitt stated that he had not shot a gun in two years. But later he admitted to shooting Glover in the chest.

Pruitt then gave the gun to the witness and told him to "take care of it."

Pruitt is still in jail. His bond is set at $150,000. A trial has not been set yet.

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