“The shooting death of an 18-year-old man trying to retrieve his lost smartphone highlights the risks of using mobile-tracking app, say police,” CBC News reports. “The teen’s death has prompted a manhunt in London, Ont., for three young men who were at the scene.”
“Jeremy Cook, a native of Brampton, Ont., was gunned down at about 5:15 a.m. ET on Sunday. London police found his body at the rear of a strip mall near Huron Street and Highbury Avenue in the city’s north end. He had multiple gunshot wounds. Cook had left his smartphone in a taxi and traced it electronically to an address on Highbury Avenue,” CBC News reports. “When he and a relative went to the address, he was confronted by three men in a car, Steeves told CBC News.”
“Police are looking for three men estimated to be between the ages of 18 and 21: A black male, wearing a white shirt with a black design; a black male, with very short hair, wearing a black jacket or shirt and a fitted hat; a black male of slim build, wearing a blue shirt and a black hat,” CBC News reports. “Steeves said he has no problems with phone apps that trace the owners’ phone location. However, while the shooting wasn’t Cook’s fault, people should step back and call police if there’s any potential for violence, he said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Tragic. Our condolences to Cook’s family and friends.
Never confront a thief. You never know what could happen. If you track your stolen iPhone, contact police and let them do their jobs.
[Attribution: BGR. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]