Police have reported the death of a 13-year-old boy who was shot 9 times by his neighbor, who became enraged when the young boy laughed at his home getting robbed. Kobe Jones was pronounced dead after multiple gun shot wounds.
According to Daily News:
[Lt. Thomas] Pawlak says a neighbor shot Jones nine times after the teen laughed at him as the man began yelling in anger outside his burglarized home at the 1000 block of Polk Street.
The site continues:
The home was burglarized at around 12:30 p.m. and when the shooter and his girlfriend returned home five hours later they were visibly upset and ‘making a scene’. Pawlak says the man and his girlfriend fled the crime scene in a car but returned about two hours later and were arrested. He says they were being held at the city jail and charges are pending.
Kobe’s father, Kaunda Jones, is appalled at his son’s death, saying that he’s baffled at how someone can get shot for laughing. Kobe was one of 12 siblings and has been described by family and friends as funny and outgoing.
We pray for Kobe’s family during this difficult time.