Sheriff Promises Xbox One as a Reward for String of BB Gun Related Vandalism

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
December 7, 2013|11:53 pm

A New Orleans sheriff is offering an Xbox One as a reward to help in the capture of criminals who are vandalizing the town with a BB Gun.

The bounty was announced on Thursday as St. Charles Parish, La. has had a rave of 11 incidents involving pellet guns where civilians have complained of car and house windows being shot out.

"Sheriff Champagne is offering an XBOX ONE gaming console as a reward for anyone providing information that leads to the arrest AND conviction of the person(s) responsible for the damage," the announcement said.

According to a report by the St. Charles Herald-Guide, the sheriff suspects it is two male juveniles. The first incident was the day before Thanksgiving as three car windows were shot. The next week thy struck again by hitting a car and then a large business window before targeting six other places since that time.

Although not as extreme, in the last few months there have been a number of crimes because of people trying to get their hands on the next-gen consoles. Two such incidents resulted in murder just for the a PlayStation 4.

Last week police arrested a suspect for a San Francisco shooting that left one dead as a PS4 transaction went horribly wrong.

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The suspect was 21-year-old Ronnie Collins, and the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Ikenna Uwakah.

The two men arranged a meeting after speaking online about the purchase of a PS4. They arranged to meet in San Francisco's Bayview District. Uwakah was shot multiple times as he sat in the passenger of a car that his girlfriend was driving.

Collins then reportedly fled the scene, and Uwakah's girlfriend drove the wounded victim to San Francisco General Hospital where he died of his injuries.

In another case that occurred just a few days after the console's release on Nov. 15, there was a shooting between two men who met to work out a deal for the system.

Emmanuel Johnson was fatally shot on Sunday at the 700 block of West Church Street, according to The Orlando Sentinel. The other man involved with the shooting was hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and his name has not been revealed yet.

The two men were supposed to meet outside of Orlando's police headquarters on 4:30 p.m. according to the police report. It was then that one of the individuals changed to location of the meeting to Church Street. It was at this new location that the shooting occurred, but it is unclear who were the ones shooting.

Johnson was only 25 years old and the other man is 23. This was the first reported death associated with the PlayStation 4.

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