A Gary, Indiana man stood his ground against a child’s laughter on Friday night when he shot a 13-year-old boy for having chuckle at his loud, raging tantrum in the backyard.
Police have not released the shooter’s name, but say he shot 13-year-old Koby Jones a total of nine times. The gunman’s home was broken into and robbed on Friday afternoon. He returned home to discover the crime, and flew into a rage. As a crowd of neighbors gathered to watch the breakdown, Jones laughed at his neighbor, which only heightened the man’s anger.
So he did what any good neighbor would, and pulled out a gun, unloading into the boy. The shooter and his girlfriend fled the scene, but later returned to surrender themselves to police.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:31 p.m, while the shooter and his girlfriend are being held at the city jail, pending charges.
Watch a report on the shooting, below: