Man Fatally Guns Down 13-Year-Old Boy For Laughing At Him
A 13-year-old boy was shot nine times by a Gary, Indiana, man after he felt the boy was laughing at him. Koby Jone was killed by a neighbor who was upset after his house was burglarized, then became enraged when the teen laughed at him, according to police.
[su_center_ad]Kobe Jones died of multiple gunshot wounds near his home and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:31 p.m. on Friday, the Lake County coroner’s office reported.
According to the Post-Tribune, Lt. Thomas Pawlak said the homeowner returned home about 5:00 p.m. to learn of the burglary, which occurred about 12:30 p.m.. The unidentified man stood outside his house yelling. That drew the attention of some of his neighbors including the boy.
When the man saw the teen laughing at him, he pulled out a gun, then shot the boy nine times, police said.
Pawlak said the man and his girlfriend fled the scene in a car but returned about 7:00 p.m. The couple was arrested and they are being held at the city jail, pending charges being filed against them.