Man Arrested In Shooting Death Of Appy State Student

Police in North Carolina have arrested a man in the accidental shooting death of a college student at an off-campus party.

Boone police Capt. Jim Wilson said 20-year-old Galen Elijah Ruble of Boone was arrested Monday in the death of 20-year-old Appalachian State University student Jay Derby of Matthews.

Wilson said Derby was shot and killed with a muzzle loader early Sunday morning.

Ruble, who is not a student at Appalachian State, was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter for the negligent shooting death of Derby, who died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Ruble is free on $10,000 bond with a court date scheduled for Dec. 15. It wasn't immediately known whether Ruble had an attorney, and a telephone listing for his family had been disconnected.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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An Appalachian State University student is dead after what police are calling an accidental shooting.

Boone Police say a 19-year-old Appalachian State student, Jay Derby, died Sunday. It happened in his apartment. Boone Police are still investigating. They say they know who shot Derby but no charges have been filed yet. The case will be turned over to the District Attorney's Office.


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