Teen shot dead in front of dad as thugs try to rob him of Xbox
Added 06-14-19 08:18:02am EST - “An Indiana teenager was shot dead in front of his dad when a pair of men tried to rob him of the Xbox he was trying to sell, according to a new report. Johnny Peluyera, 16, made the 20 minute trip ?” - Nypost.com
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An Indiana teenager was shot dead in front of his dad when a pair of men tried to rob him of the Xbox he was trying to sell, according to a new report.
Johnny Peluyera, 16, made the 20 minute trip with his father from their home in Merrillville to Gary to sell the gaming console to someone they had contacted through the app Offer Up, authorities told ABC 7 Chicago.
The situation quickly turned sketchy when Peluyera got out of his dad’s car to greet the “buyers.”
“They took them to an abandoned home and they stated they wanted to test the Xbox and went to these other houses and just used the outdoor outlet to see if the Xbox worked,” said Commander Jack Hamady of the Gary Police Department, told the station.
Then, one of the men, wearing a gray hoodie, removed a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband — as the teen’s dad, still waiting in the car, watched in horror.
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