16 Years Old American Dancer, Zion Willis Shoots Herself To Death With A Gun

Date: 15-11-2015 5:24 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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A 16-year-old girl killed in a Bronx apartment was looking down the barrel of a pistol when she shot herself in the mouth, the Daily News has learned.



Zion Willis, described by family members as a “beautiful person” who once danced for the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was examining the gun when it went off inside a fourth-floor apartment on E. 171st St. near College Ave. in Mount Eden Thursday evening, officials said.

She died at the scene, officials said.

The man who owned the gun, 42-year-old Dale Weston, ran off after the shooting and was still being sought by authorities Friday, officials said.

The tragedy began shortly after 6 p.m. as Willis visited the 18-year-old sister of Weston’s girlfriend, who lived at the apartment, police sources said.

As the two girls hung out in a room, Weston came in, showed them the .40-caliber pistol and then left the weapon in the room when he was called away, the 18-year-old told police.

When the doomed teen picked the gun up to look at it, staring straight down the barrel, it went off, the teen told police.

At least three adults, as well as some children, were in the apartment but in other rooms when the gun went off, police sources said.

In the confusion, Weston, who has been arrested more than 20 times stretching back to 1990, mostly for robbery and drug offenses, fled the building.

The gun also disappeared — and police believe Weston took it with him, sources said.



Posted: at 15-11-2015 05:24 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 15-11-2015 05:36 PM (5 years ago)
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menh this guy secret is in the open again be that....... big problem for the hoodlum
Posted: at 15-11-2015 05:36 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- zezprincess at 15-11-2015 06:01 PM (5 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 15-11-2015 06:01 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 15-11-2015 06:05 PM (5 years ago)
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Tortoise no dey ever finish for story.every bad story tortoise name must appear.RIP GIRL  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-11-2015 06:05 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- yemoma at 15-11-2015 06:07 PM (5 years ago)
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Damn that's messed up.
Posted: at 15-11-2015 06:07 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- temi_1 at 15-11-2015 07:07 PM (5 years ago)
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So unfortunate
Posted: at 15-11-2015 07:07 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wikigenius at 15-11-2015 11:31 PM (5 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 15-11-2015 11:31 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sugarwealth at 16-11-2015 01:57 AM (5 years ago)
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It's quite unfortunate that she accidentally killed herself. RIP to her
Posted: at 16-11-2015 01:57 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sugarwealth at 16-11-2015 02:16 AM (5 years ago)
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Na wa for the guy sef, having been arrested 20 times. The guy ran not becos of the girls death, but becos of his history with the police
Posted: at 16-11-2015 02:16 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- rizzotti at 16-11-2015 02:28 AM (5 years ago)
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why play with a gun ?
Posted: at 16-11-2015 02:28 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 16-11-2015 02:48 AM (5 years ago)
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na lie....na idiot she be wey she dey look the barrel of a gun Huh? Why was the gun loaded and the safety catch not on?
Posted: at 16-11-2015 02:48 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 16-11-2015 04:55 AM (5 years ago)
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1st rule: Don't even touch a gun...
Posted: at 16-11-2015 04:55 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 16-11-2015 06:47 AM (5 years ago)
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Only those that know not the power of a gun toys with it.

 R.I.P
Posted: at 16-11-2015 06:47 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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