Teen killed while dad tries to meet online buyer to sell Xbox

Posted at 2:01 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 14:07:40-04

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana teenager was fatally shot while accompanying his father to sell an Xbox to an online buyer.

Gary police Commander Jack Hamady says the 16-year-old Merrillville boy was in a car when he was shot Wednesday in Gary.

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The boy’s father had arranged to sell the Xbox to someone who had connected with him online.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, when the father and son arrived at the meeting location two men robbed them. The teen was shot during the robbery as he sat in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, the Sun Times reports.

The Post-Tribune says the Lake County coroner’s office identified the victim as Johnny Peluyera. No arrests have been made.

Gary police say online sellers and buyers should meet at a police station parking lot or a public place.