Neighbor Accused Of Shooting Gary Teenager

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October 28, 2014 — GARY (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 30-year-old Gary man with murder yesterday, after he allegedly shot a 13-year-old neighbor who he suspected of burglarizing his home.

Khanji Fairley is being held without bond at the Lake County Jail following the slaying of Kobe Jones of Gary.  Gary Police Detective Daryl Gordon says in a probable cause affidavit that a witness told him Fairley was agitated Friday after discovering his home had been broken into. The witness says Fairley pointed at Jones sitting on the porch of his home nearby, said Jones was laughing, and said he knew the boy was the burglar.

The witness told Detective Gordon that a short time later, a man matching Fairley’s description ran up to the porch and shot Jones several times while the boy fled inside the home.

[Photo of Khanji Fairley from Gary Police Dept.]


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