An Iraq veteran was killed over a present he wanted to buy for his family. Sgt. First Class Jim Vester responded to an ad on Craigslist and was killed by the two men who posted it. Vester was simply trying to buy an iPad.
A Christmas present hunt turned deadly for a veteran, according to the Muncie Star Press. Sgt. First Class Jim Vester wanted to buy an iPad as a present for his parents. Vester was shot and killed as he tried to buy the iPad from two brothers.
Tyron Kincade and Tyshaune Kincade have already been arrested and accused of killing the Iraq veteran. They allegedly lured the man with their Craigslist ad and attacked him. The brothers robbed the veteran before killing him. He never received his iPad.
The crime occurred during the day, and Jim Vester knew the neighborhood was not safe. However, he thought doing the exchange during the day would prevent violence. Vester leaves behind a wife and baby. His family is shocked by the news of his death.
Sgt. First Class Jim Vester was part of the National Guard. He spent time in Iraq, and he was known as a generous and kind man. The veteran is also known for being dependable. His friends know that things will be difficult for his wife without him, so they have started a fundraiser to help her.
Sgt. First Class Jim Vester was simply a target for Tyron Kincade and Tyshaune Kincade. The brothers have been in trouble in the past and have been arrested for attacking people. The police state it was not difficult to find them. They are now in jail and do not have bond.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot, and police call it senseless. Vester was ready to pay the full amount for the iPad, so the robbery did not have to happen. Police have found several cellphones owned by the brothers, and they hope these phones offer more insight into the crime.
The family of Sgt. First Class Jim Vester is devastated by the news. He was simply trying to get his parents a gift, and they never expected it to end in tragedy. The veteran is being remembered fondly by his coworkers and friends. They are trying to help his wife and child cope with the loss while raising money to support them.