Man charged with teen’s murder tells police ‘that’s another piece of trash off the street’

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- What started as a verbal altercation, ended with a 15-year-old  shot to death in West Virginia.

Police say James Means bumped into 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam outside of a Dollar General store in the 1500 block of Washington Street East and the two exchanged words.

After the argument, Pulliam went into the store while Means joined his friends on the porch of a home belonging to a friend’s grandmother.

Investigators say Pulliam emerged from the store and walked past the porch where Means and his friends had gathered, the two argued again, and after Means crossed the street to approach the man, Pulliam shot Means twice.

The teen died later at a local hospital.

A criminal complaint states that Pulliam seemed to show no remorse for the shooting, as he reportedly told police, "The way I look at it, that's another piece of trash off the street."

After the shooting, while the 15-year-old was dying from gunshot wounds to his abdomen, Pulliam reportedly ate dinner and visited a friend's house.

Pulliam has been charged with first-degree murder.