Man Accused of Shooting 13-Year-Old Neighbor 9 Times for Laughing at Him

A 13-year-old boy from Indiana was reportedly shot 9 times by his neighbor after he laughed when hearing the man’s house had been burglarized.

Kobe Jones was reportedly killed on the street after his neighbor and his neighbor's girlfriend, whose names have not been released, returned to their home in Gary last night to find someone had broken into his house. Police say the male suspect ran outside screaming and caused a scene, which drew the attention of other neighbors, who came out to see what the commotion was all about.

That’s when the man reportedly noticed Jones laughing at him and committed the most unexplainable, senseless and horrific crime against a child.


The suspect reportedly pulled a gun out and shot the boy an insane 9 times, killing him on the spot. The death was ruled a homicide.

The suspect, meanwhile, allegedly took off with his girlfriend in a vehicle after the shooting. There isn’t one part of this story that makes any sense – especially not the fact that the suspect carried so much anger in him and chose to direct it at an innocent teenager. Adding to the craziness: the man and his girlfriend reportedly returned to the house at 7 p.m. and were arrested. Were they looking to get caught? Did the man's girlfriend encourage him to return home? Still so many unanswered questions here.

Both suspects are being held in jail, but their identities have not been revealed because formal charges have yet to be filed against them.

What do you suspect drove this man to commit such a heinous act against a teenager?

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