Hamilton Township Shooting Was Prank Gone Wrong

Officials say that an unidentified Hamilton Township woman shot and killed a friend who was trying to surprise her by sneaking into her house last night.

50-year old Kevin Watford was on his cell phone with the shooter, claiming to be out of the area, but was secretly sneaking into her house on Genesee Street.  The shooter saw a shadow on the staircase and shot at it, killing Watford.

Don’t play break-in pranks on armed friends.

“She heard someone inside of her house and walked to her bedroom door, still on the phone,” said a new release from prosecutors. “She then opened her bedroom door, observed the shadow of a person in the dark on the stairs, and fired one gunshot.”

Watford died at the scene from a gunshot wound to his chest.

No word on charges.