New Jersey man targeted at casino killed during botched robbery after he’s followed home, authorities say

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Source: MEGA; Ruby Memorial Funeral Home

Oct. 30 2021, Published 3:37 p.m. ET

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A New Jersey man who was at a casino in Pennsylvania was followed home and murdered during an attempted robbery, police said.

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On Oct. 26 just after 3:30 a.m., an assailant shot Sree Ranga Aravapalli, 54, multiple times in his house in Plainsboro, New Jersey, NJ.com reported.

Aravapalli passed away from his injuries at a local hospital.

The following day, police in Pennsylvania took 27-year-old Jekai Reid-John into custody and charged him with first-degree murder, police said.

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Reid-John is expected to be extradited to New Jersey and more charges are expected in the shooting case, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said.

“I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the Aravapalli family for their tragic loss,” Plainsboro Police Chief Frederick Tavener said. “This is an unexpected and alarming event for their family, friends, and our entire community.”

Aravapalli is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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