61 Year Old Telangana Man Shot Dead in The United States in a Carjacking Incident
A 61-year old Sunil Edla, from India was killed outside his apartment in the United States, before a few days before his trip to India.
Sunil Edla had planned a two-month trip to India to visit his mother for her 95th birthday and celebrate Christmas with family back home in Medak district of Telangana.
According to information received by his relatives on Saturday, Edla was shot to death by a 16-year old boy in a carjacking incident in Ventnor city.
Ventnor City Police Department said that the incident was happened near Edla’s house on November 15, with gunshot wounds. He was already dead before police arrives.
Mr Edla's vehicle, a 2002 Subaru Forester, was subsequently found around 6 kms from his home, in Atlantic City.
After the vehicle was identified by the officers, the suspect was tracked and arrested on November 16. He was charged via Juvenile Complaint with murder, robbery, carjacking, unlawful possession of a handgun.
Mr Edla’s son said that he was speechless and they could have taken car and let him go. Mr Edla was leaving his home for work, when he was shot by the boy.
A neighbour said the killer ambushed Mr Edla and shot him dead on the sidewalk near the second-floor apartment stairs.
CCTV cameras showed that the boy dropped his bike and hide as he waited for Mr Edla to exit the house and then attacked him.