New Jersey, November 17: A elderly man from Telangana was shot dead outside his residence by a teenager in a carjacking incident, his relatives said on Saturday. The deceased, identified as 61-year-old Sunil Edla, was killed by a 16-year-old boy in Ventnor City in New Jersey at around 8 pm on November 15 local time. The minor accused was arrested and charged with murder and other crimes.
Sunil Edla was working as a night auditor in hospitality industry in Atlantic City. The accused shot him when Elda was leaving his home to work on an overnight shift, and fled with his car. Elda, who is from Medak district of Telangana and had migrated to the United States in 1987, died on the spot, according to reports.
The police on Friday tracked the accused boy and arrested him from Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G Tyner. said He has been charged with murder, robbery, carjacking, and unlawful possession of a handgun. Hee is being held at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City. Edla died of multiple gunshot wounds, an autopsy revealed.
Edla was to travel to India later this month to visit his family. According to his relatives, he had made all arrangements for two-month trip visit his mother for her 95th birthday and celebrate Christmas with the family. He was active in the community and was also known for playing piano at churches in Atlantic City.