- Sunil Edla was leaving home to work on an overnight shift
- A teen shot him and escaped with his car; Mr Edla died on the spot
- Mr Edla migrated to US in 1987 and was going to visit India this month
A man from Telangana was shot dead by a 16-year-old boy in the United States in a carjacking incident, according to information received by his relatives on Saturday.
Sunil Edla, 61, was killed by the boy outside his residence in Ventnor City in New Jersey at around 8 pm on November 15 local time.
Mr Edla, who is from Medak district of Telangana, was working as a night auditor in hospitality industry in Atlantic City.
According to local media reports, Mr Edla was leaving his home to work on an overnight shift, when the teen shot him and escaped with his car. The victim died on the spot.
The police on Friday tracked the boy and arrested him. He has been charged with murder, robbery, carjacking, and unlawful possession of a handgun.
Mr Edla, who had migrated to the US in 1987, 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.
Mr Edla was active in the community and was also known for playing piano at churches in Atlantic City.